Dundas & Wilson hit by senior corporate partner exit

Dundas & Wilson partner Michael Polson, who unsuccessfully stood for managing partner earlier this year, has resigned from the firm.

Polson, who is a corporate partner in the firm’s Edinburgh office, handed in his resignation on Monday after 25 years at the firm. He has not yet negotiated his leaving date, nor is it clear what his next move will be.

Polson said that he was going on to “do something as yet undefined”.

Polson described his departure as “very amicable” and added that his unsuccessful campaign to become the firm’s managing partner (14 June 2012) had been a catalyst in taking a look at what he wanted to do as a job.

In a joint statement, managing partners Caryn Penley and Allan Wernham said: “We confirm that Michael Polson has tendered his resignation. Over the coming weeks, Michael will be working closely with us to ensure a smooth transition of all his client work and all his client relationships. Michael will be leaving with our thanks and best wishes for the future.”

In October, two partners resigned from Dundas & Wilson: London property litigator Martin Thomas and London banking partner John Pike (4 October 2012).