News DLA Piper King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin Corporate Funds KWMSJB private equity partner Tim Wright exits for DLA By Natalie Stanton 8 May 2014 11:08 17 December 2015 13:40 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Nick 8 May 2014 at 12:54 So wait – was Harris Wright’s senior associate? Reply Link The Turra Coo 8 May 2014 at 13:55 Good hire for DLA, but whither SJB’s once mighty corporate team. Get out while you can. If I cared, it would be sad. Frankly, I don’t, and I’m not sure many do. Reply Link Ken 8 May 2014 at 14:01 Sure, Tim was a heavyweight back in the day. Not so sure anymore. Duke Street have dwindled over recent years – not sure what their activity rates are like (or deal values). Who are his other clients? Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2014 at 14:04 Nice guy. DLA is an odd destination for a leading PE partner. Says as much about the need to leave legacy SJ Berwin in a hurry. Reply Link Peter 8 May 2014 at 16:07 Because it is easier to spell, presumably? Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2014 at 18:25 Out of the frying pan and into the fire . . . Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 01:14 Is it me, or does it seem like the magic has left SJB with these departures? Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 04:57 I’m sorry but no “top” partner goes to DLA. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 13:27 Anon @ 4:57am – no “top” or even “above average” partner or associate stays at SJB. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 13:28 Tim is great and is better off out of there. He was never accepted by the other partners in that team, who have a weird allergy to lateral hires at partner level (same happened to Harris). He will flourish outside of SJB. Reply Link Peter W 9 May 2014 at 13:29 SJB will need to make some associates up now, or risk more walk-outs from the talent pool. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 14:51 What is sad is that both the Corporate and Litigation departments at SJB are now smaller than they were in the late 1990s Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 14:55 Only the home grown partners now remain in Corporate – what does that tell you? Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 15:41 Having worked closely with Tim, albeit a few years ago now, he was definitely one of the good guys from whom the junior ranks were able to learn a lot. Sad to see him and Ed both gone. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 16:33 Anon @ 2:55pm, it speaks volumes about the types of individuals these home growns are … The comment about them having an almost allergy-like distaste for lateral hires is spot-on. Reply Link jibbe 12 May 2014 at 06:05 I don’t know. What? Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:07 Has Wright started at DLA yet? Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:07 Wright – 16, Davis – 12 Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:08 Wright was a cracking chap. Loss to the team. Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:09 Good luck Tim! Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:18 You have to love Tim, and respect his practice. Sorely missed. Reply Link Steven 2 October 2014 at 13:24 Frankly not sure what all the fuss is about … Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:29 I don’t think he has started at DLA – at least, he’s not showing on their website. KWMSJB probably made him serve his entire notice period. I wouldn’t expect anything less from them. Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:31 Tim has not yet started at DLA. Reply Link Anonymous 2 October 2014 at 13:32 Tim is showing neither on the KWM website nor the DLA website. Suspect he’s on gardening leave. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.