BLG’s summer of leave

Poor Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has not had the ‘summer of love’ the firm really needed. Yet another member of its family has left the fold.

BLG’s financial services regulatory chief Chris Warren-Smith upped sticks and left for US firm Fulbright & Jaworski. See story.

Warren-Smith is just one more in a line of big-hitting partners to have left BLG this summer.

The firm is losing partners at a rate of almost one a month (well, actually it’s 0.83 partners a month) since the beginning of spring. This was when corporate partners John Cadman and Peter Hill left for CMS Cameron McKenna.

As with all the previous departures, Richard Dedman, BLG’s senior partner, took Warren-Smith’s loss on the chin.

Dedman said he has every confidence in the future growth and success of the financial services regulatory team.

Fingers crossed Richard.