Partners at Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees have voted in favour of a merger, creating a £95m firm.

Jonathan Blair
Jonathan Blair

The merger, which was voted through by partners at both firms today (7 December 2012) will go live on 1 May 2013. The new firm will be called Bond Dickinson, and will have eight offices across Aberdeen, Bristol, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton and Tees Valley. As part of the deal, the firms will move into larger offices in London.

Dickinson Dees managing partner Jonathan Blair will become managing partner of the combined firm, while Bond Pearce chairman Nick Page will be its chairman. Bond Pearce managing partner Victor Tettmar and Dickinson Dees senior partner John Marshall will serve on the senior management team at Bond Dickinson.

In a statement, Blair said, “As we said when we announced our discussions, both firms had clearly articulated strategies. Our merger is a major step in the delivery of those plans and our new scale will give us the strength in depth and sector insight to support our clients’ growth plans. The merger will give us a strong base for further growth and lateral recruitment.”

News of the tie-up talks between Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce first broke in September (12 September 2012). For more analysis on the merger, click here.