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Bircham Dyson Bell’s turnover flatlined in 2011-12, but average profit per equity partner (PEP) 13 rose per cent after the firm asked three partners to leave and cut two support staff.
Eversheds has hired a strike injunction specialist from Bircham Dyson Bell to head its industrial relations practice.
It was fast becoming one of the worst-kept secrets in the legal market. For months rumours had been circulating that Scottish heavyweight Dundas & Wilson and Westminster firm Bircham Dyson Bell were in merger talks, yet both sides continued to be economical with the truth, repeatedly dismissing the stories as nonsense.
Bircham Dyson Bell has announced that temporary managing partner Jesper Christensen will fill the role on a permanent basis.
Edinburgh-headquartered Dundas & Wilson looks set to attain its goal of bulking up in London after launching official merger talks with London firm Bircham Dyson Bell.
Bircham Dyson Bell’s managing partner has told the firm’s management board that he will not stand for re-election next month.
Bircham Dyson Bell has left the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) external legal panel “by mutual consent”, as 15 firms have won places on the reviewed roster of advisers.
Bircham Dyson Bell residential and leasehold reform head John Stephenson has taken over as the firm’s senior partner from today.
SJ Berwin has boosted its finance team in London after hiring a partner from Herbert Smith. Chris Fanner joins as a partner, having held the same position at Herbert Smith. Fanner specialises in leveraged buy-outs and infrastructure finance, and counts investment banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers among his clients. He joined Herbert Smith as a partner in 2005.
The Supreme Court has ended years of legal uncertainty by ruling on what constitutes a house in the contest of leasehold enfranchisement.
Merger talks between Edinburgh-headquartered Dundas & Wilson and London firm Bircham Dyson Bell have collapsed after partners at the respective firms gave a lukewarm reaction to the proposed deal.
Over one hundred London state school sixth form students have attended the first day of Lawyer2B’s two-day careers event in the City of London.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has expanded its panel to include six law firms and three chambers.
Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB), SJ Berwin and White & Case all landed roles as British Land secured the first two pre-lets on its 10 Portman Square development.
Over 100 mature students and career changers attended Lawyer2B’s Not Too Late For Law event last night to learn how to carve out a career in the law.
Network Rail has invited 20 firms including Clifford Chance, Eversheds and Simmons & Simmons to pitch for its external legal panel as the transport infrastructure group’s new general counsel prepares to review its roster of advisers.
Dundas & Wilson’s co-head of infrastructure Andrew Renton has left the firm.
Lawyers and market-watchers have been predicting a tidal wave of mid-market mergers among firms for close to a decade – and every year the market disappoints.
Bircham Dyson Bell has named Nick Holland as head of its contentious trusts and estates practice.
Dundas & Wilson is pushing to secure a London merger following a string of exits in the City and failed talks with Bircham Dyson Bell in 2011.