Goodman Derrick seals Berger Oliver merger

London law firms Goodman Derrick and Berger Oliver have agreed to merge.

The merger, which will take affect from January 2005, will result in Berger Oliver property partners Simon Mapstone, Simon Catt and Guy Martin joining Goodman Derrick as partners.

Berger Oliver’s litigation partner Paul McAndrews will become a consultant at the merged firm.

The merger will bolster Goodman Derrick’s team to 36, including 20 partners.

Senior partner at Goodman Derrick John Roberts said the merger would significantly boost Goodman Derrick’s property department.