Mon, 20 May 2013
Exploit the power of digital with The Lawyer Acumen
The Lawyer Acumen is a comprehensive online resource giving everyone in the legal market real-time business intelligence on the sector.
10 July 2009 | By Kit Chellel
13 July 2009
18 February 2013
5 July 2012
18 January 2013
5 December 2012
Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough has taken its first steps into the London market by seeking a tie-up with 17 -partner City firm Vizards Tweedie.
Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough has taken its first steps into the London market by seeking a tie-up with 17-partner City firm Vizards Tweedie.
The two firms are in merger talks which, if successful, would create a firm with a combined turnover of £22m.
Vizards’ largest practice areas are property, commercial, family and private client.
Veale Wasbrough managing partner Simon Heald said the two firms had been in discussions for several months and pointed to synergies in charities, private client, real estate and public sector.
He described the move as “a great step forward”.
Veale Wasbrough rents office space in London but does not have any partners stationed there.
The combined firm would have 330 members of staff, 46 partners and offices in Bristol and Fetter Lane in London.
David Gilroy - Conscious Solutions | 14-Jul-2009 12:21 pm
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.
Unsuitable or offensive?
Report this comment
Blagg Badger and Boreham | 16-Jul-2009 5:49 am
Don't worry they will rebrand themselves my suggestion is "Fleshfields" any others?
Anonymous | 16-Jul-2009 6:42 am
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
Anonymous | 16-Jul-2009 1:24 pm
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?
Anonymous | 17-Jul-2009 7:46 am
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.
Omni Consumer Products | 21-Jul-2009 8:58 am
Did you fail English? How does Veale Wasbrough sound remotely "weasly"?
Anonymous | 21-Jul-2009 11:34 am
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!
Anonymous | 22-Jul-2009 3:10 pm
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.
Steve McCombe | 3-Oct-2010 10:22 pm
Interesting that the silliest comments include those who don't have the balls to include their names.
10 per page | 20 per page
Subscribe to The Lawyer today and get all the latest news stories, both domestic and global, and analysis of the legal sector.
A subscription includes:
The latest legal news, opinion, analysis, jobs and events. Wherever you are, whenever you need it.
Let us help you with an integrated approach to mobile and online advertising.
Site powered by Webvision