News Veale Wasbrough in merger talks with Vizards Tweedie for London launch By Catrin Griffiths 10 July 2009 13:30 17 December 2015 16:03 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 10 July 2009 at 13:58 Are these firms for real? I’ve never heard of them. Reply Link James Bone 10 July 2009 at 14:13 I don’t think so. It’s editorial left over from 1st April. Reply Link Anonymous 10 July 2009 at 14:42 It is hard to see or hear anything with your head stuck up your arse, Reply Link Space Cash 10 July 2009 at 14:52 Yeah they’re both real. Veale Wasbrough is even in the Chambers Student Guide in most years. Reply Link Anonymous 10 July 2009 at 15:23 Two goodish firms. VW have a good practice advising private schools. Reply Link Masterchef 10 July 2009 at 16:12 VW even has an Italian sister firm called Veal Milanese Reply Link Anonymous 10 July 2009 at 18:10 Veale Wasbrough is a nice enough little firm in Bristol and I gather it is a decent place to work. Can’t say I’ve heard of Vizards Tweedie, but one thing is for sure; both names are terrible and they need a decent brand name before pushing on. Reply Link Baby Farks Mageezak 11 July 2009 at 17:08 If these firms have never heard of you does that mean we should question your existence? Reply Link John Stobart 12 July 2009 at 06:30 Sadly the arrogance of the large firms is reflected in the “are these real” comment that begins this string. Of course there are firms that are outside of the magic circle and are developing business while the large firms cut back and make people redundant. As organisations get bigger they attract people who are happy to work there with the quality of work they offer but who lack the dynamism, flexibility and, one suspects, the humility that is needed to practice law outside of the cocoon of the magic circle. I work for neither of these firms nor have I any personal benefit in promoting them but I know for certain that in 20 years time they and people like them will be in practice while Mr Arrogant Anonymous will not. DLA Piper was as a small Yorkshire firm 20 years ago. Reply Link Craig Stoddart 14 July 2009 at 09:05 The arrogance of the first few postings here is extraordinary. Get off your high horses. Veale Wasbrough is a really quality law firm that I have been a client of for many years. If you believe that qualty only comes from size, it starts to explain exactly why you are facing much harder cuts than these growing service focused regional firms. Reply Link David Gilroy - Conscious Solutions 14 July 2009 at 12:21 I know both these firms, and even supply some services to Veale Wasbrough. Both are good firms and I could see the sense in the merger as soon as it was announced. All they need to do now is find a Reading based firm and they’re all set to be a new M4 corridor powerhouse. Regs….David. P.S. I never put much store in “Anonymous” comments on these kind of threads, but have to say the “Italian sister firm did make me laugh out loud. Reply Link Blagg Badger and Boreham 16 July 2009 at 05:49 Don’t worry they will rebrand themselves my suggestion is “Fleshfields” any others? Reply Link Anonymous 16 July 2009 at 06:42 I can’t imagine any serious (i.e. bright, talented and ambitious) lawyer would work in either of these firms: I fail to see how that is arrogant Reply Link Anonymous 16 July 2009 at 13:24 I can’t imagine a “serious” lawyer who logs on at 6.42am to post feedback on a minor story in the Lawyer . . . did they reject you for a training contract? Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2009 at 07:46 there are a lot of uptight posts here defending this firm, I’m sure they are staffed with competent lawyers but the point is who wants to work for a firm that sounds “weasly” this is basic common sense branding. Reply Link Omni Consumer Products 21 July 2009 at 08:58 Did you fail English? How does Veale Wasbrough sound remotely “weasly”? Reply Link Anonymous 21 July 2009 at 11:34 Totally agree – some of the posters need a reality check if thei think that the only talent within the legal profession is concentrated exclusively at City firms. Incidentally, I’m not a bitter City reject. I trained and practiced at a Top 10 firm and then left of my own volition when I had a child and to fit in with my other half’s army posting.. The conclusion being, that yes, there are plenty of cowboys/half wits at smaller firms but in no way are there any more than are currently walking the hallowed floors of the Magic Circle..get real! Any joker can sit in their office until 11pm every night- it doesn’t make you a better professional, or more successful or more , well, anything really…apart from boring obviously.. Plenty of talented lawyers are secure enough in themselves to have avoided the City in favour of life (the operative word here) at smaller firms…and no they don’t look wistfully on as their City counterparts get all the glory, secretly berating themselves for never ‘making it’ Get a grip! Reply Link Anonymous 22 July 2009 at 15:10 I agree – the arrogance of some of the comments above are astounding. As head of an independent school, I can vouch for the quality of services provided by Veale Wasbrough and the client care taken. Reply Link Steve McCombe 3 October 2010 at 22:22 Interesting that the silliest comments include those who don’t have the balls to include their names. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.