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Fennemores is set to dissolve this autumn after three partners and a large team of lawyers announced that they were joining rival Milton Keynes firm Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors.
The embattled £11m-turnover firm has been hit by a series of departures during the past months, beginning with the resignation of three partners in November 2005 to join emw law. Another two partners and three lawyers followed in February.
Fennemores commercial litigation partner Guy Brooks, commercial property head Melissa Page and personal injury (PI) head Anne McGuire are all joining Geoffrey Leaver on 1 May, as first revealed on www.the lawyer.com (16 March).
They bring with them 23 assistant solicitors and paralegals, as well as 10 support staff. Two Fennemores associates, litigator Richard Millard and employment specialist Stuart Snelson, will be made up to partner at Geoffrey Leaver, which is projecting a turnover of £5m.
Fennemores have been left with three partners practising residential property and run-off PI work. They will remain in practice until September 2006, when the partnership will be dissolved formally.