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Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce in talks to create £92m firm
I am a former Dickinson Dees partner who left of my own volition. I retain huge respect for the firm and many of its partner. Some of these posts are bizarre.
The leadership of Dickinson Dees recognise that the current status quo is unsustainable. They have found a potential equal partner (had they chosen a larger firm they would be crticised for allowing the firm to be taken over and had they chosen a smaller firm they would have been unambitious).
The fact both firms have ambitions to move forward with a genuine national footprint with a greater London presence appears good business logic. I am unsure what the critics want of these firms - is that they both slowly diminish in stature so they can continue to make negative posts or could it be that they are actually are with competitors who know these firms are well lead and fear that they are going to provide formidable competition. Either way if you have nothing positive to contribute perhaps you should reflect on how you are spending your time.
Personally I wish both firms well - brave decisions are not always easy decisions and I hope time will show the critics to have been misinformed.
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