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Shakespeares targets 'leading Midlands firm' tag with Berryman merger

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  • Badger: its ' straits', not 'straights'.

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  • EC3 is just annoyed because he and his mates live in crummy 2 bed apartments they had to pay £500k for, which they presumably hardly see trying to bill 1900 hours a year. The more canny of us who populate the back and beyond, having elected to shun this nonsensical lifestyle, live in nice big houses with gardens (shock horror), living a rather tip top lifestyle to boot. Know where I'd rather be!

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  • @Anonymous 24-Aug-2010 4:34 pm

    One of the few things guaranteed to raise a smile on the face of even the most jaded Londoner is a chippy northerner (which I assume you are) parading his inferiority complex.

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  • Nope, I am not a Northerner. Nor do I work there. I am chipper. But not a chippy.

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  • Surely the most amazing thing to come out of tha article is that the merged firm will bill £30m with 440 lawyers. That's just £68,182 revenue per lawyer. What are they doing with their days?

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  • Wrong. 440 "lawyers and staff".

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  • Even more amazing is the low value per lawyer that Berryman were getting - compared to the announcement post the Needham James Merger, it can be shown that Berryman were only doing £50k revenue / lawyer (120 staff, £6m revenue)...

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  • Rumour Mill:
    Will Dickinson Dees be the next to join Shakespeare or will they join Quality Solicitors?

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  • Get lives people....!

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  • Coming back to the article itself, I think both firms should be congratulated. Isn't this how the likes of Eversheds started off in the early 90s - medium size Birmingham firm acquiring smaller, established regional practices- and just look at Eversheds now.

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