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Shakespeares targets 'leading Midlands firm' tag with Berryman merger

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  • Now he's done something the partners can sack him.

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  • It's a shame when people knock things due to jealousy wherever they come from and whatever their prejudices. It seems to be a common problem in the legal sphere. Good luck to SP, NJ and now Berryman in their merger.

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  • What I can't get over is how on earth Berrymans and Berryman could both operate with such similar names. (I know Berrymans has Lace Mawer attached to the name but nobody calls it that)

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  • Goodness me, what a lot of chippiness!
    I suspect EC3 was being a little tongue in cheek - I don't know - but, to be fair, nothing of much significance really goes on in the legal profession outside of the City.
    These sorts of stories do therefore seem rather irrelevant.

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  • ha ha ha, clearly still a recession in UK with so many lawyers with nothing better to argue about!

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  • to EC4, the fact is there is a huge amount of significant work taking place in the regions but London centric publications limit its exposure which in turn leads to that perception.
    Personally I couldn't care less about Shakespeares as their merger strategy is random at best and likely to fail but I think it's disingenuous to devalue your regional colleagues as having no significance.

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  • Always confuses me when the firm have had the "single site operation" as their unique selling point for several years, now choosing to have numerous satellite offices. Also must be really stressful for the staff who are in constant fear of their jobs every time the firm decides to make these announcements.

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  • To all the people replying in indignant terms to EC3, EC4 etc: don't feed the trolls

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  • Most ot the comments demonstrate arrogance or ignorance. The article is a proper report on a firm that will be in the top 80. Can all your London-centric contributors say the same of their own firms? If they can then the profession must be in dire straights if that is the quality of the people in those firms.

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  • Great comment by EC3 and EC4 - designed to wind up everyone (I hope). I am in industry and have used regional and magic circle firms (depending on the work). Some of the routine employment and commercial work in the regions matches the City for quality and beats it for rates. Other work, well, its got to be the City. Don't put down those in firms in the regions - some of them are pretty good! As for the merger, why Stratford upon Avon? Nice place, but odd firm to merge with. As for Nottingham, it has more going for it, but why Berryman? Odd!

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