SJ Berwin head of outsourcing David Meredith has joined Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) as a partner, effectively bringing to a close his former firm’s strategic sourcing practice.
Meredith joined SJ Berwin from Kemp Little in 2007, when the City firm set up a bespoke outsourcing practice as part of its commercial group.
Although his exit will bring the experiment to an end, head of commerce and technology Jeremy Schrire insists that the firm will retain its outsourcing expertise.
“It was a standalone [practice] doing significant projects for our clients,” said Schrire. “We’ll continue to do it, but as part of a suite of offerings that we have for all commercial clients, not as a standalone practice.”
Meredith will be joined at his new firm by legal director Andrew Sutherland, who also arrives from SJ Berwin.