Morgan Bruce fills up with BP deal

OIL company BP has struck a property deal which gives Welsh firm Morgan Bruce the legal work for nearly 1,000 filling stations, distribution depots and other commercial premises.

Morgan Bruce will take on two senior in-house property lawyers from BP Oil UK in what amounts to a major expansion for the firm.

David Rosmarin will handle BP's legal property representation at the firm's London offices, while Stephen Room joins the property unit at Swansea. Both become partners.

John Bowen, Morgan Bruce chair, said: “This is a great opportunity for us. It not only contributes to our current policy of expanding our practice on a UK basis, but has also given us the opportunity to add to the partnership strength by the inclusion of two very experienced and senior property lawyers.”

The firm, which has been handling legal work for BP for 80 years, is looking for other similar “outsourcing” deals.

Laurence Mallett, legal adviser to BP Oil UK, said the arrangement would benefit both parties.