Eversheds partner departure compounds Birmingham woes

Large cracks are forming in Eversheds‘ Birmingham office after the departure of yet another partner.

Sally Mewies has left Eversheds, where she headed the IT practice for the past three years, and is set to join Wragge & Co as a partner.

Mewies is the latest in a number of departures in the past 12 months, including corporate finance partner Martin Letza, who joined Hammonds, and HR partner Karen McPherson, who joined DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary.

The move follows the recent upheaval in Eversheds’ Birmingham office, which was brought under the control of the Cardiff office last year.

Alan Meredith, Eversheds’ regional managing partner for Wales and the Midlands said: “There is no common denominator in these departures. Each of the partners who have left during the past 12 months were not managed by the Cardiff office. Regrettably, sometimes people leave when they feel as though they cannot realise their aspirations here.”

Wragges now has four IT partners, including Peter Hall, Bill Jones and Sarah Sasse.