Mishcons merges with niche firm

Michael Eaton, founder and senior partner of the six partner firm will act as a consultant at the merged practice while Eatons' current managing partner Martin Dacre will act as a partner.

Under the merged entity, Eatons will be kept as a whole, operating as a sub division of the larger firm's company and commercial department.

The merger will help bolster Mishcon's media department, which underwent a major shake-up two years ago when five partners left the firm, including the head of media Jonathan Cameron who join Paisner & Co with junior partner Mimi Curran.

A year ago Mishcon's also lost entertainment partner Jay Quatrini to Davenport Lyons (The Lawyer 13 September 1999).