SJ Berwin outsourcing chief quits for RPC

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.