Bircham bags team and chief from Kennedys

Bircham Dyson Bell has raided Kennedys to hire two employment partners, including the insurance-led firm’s head of department.

Head of employment Marc Meryon will join Bircham tomorrow (1 May) along with partner Brian Gegg, bolstering the firm’s employment capability to three partners.

Head of employment at Bircham Jesper Christensen said: “The firm has in recent years been investing in the strength of its corporate and commercial teams and in that time the employment team has gone from strength to strength.”

The hires come as Bircham continues an aggressive expansion campaign that has seen it poach from firms including Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons.

However, the hires are likely to grate with the firm’s associates, as Bircham has failed to make any internal partnership promotions in the past four years.