Another day, another Shakespeare Putsman merger.
Wilson is looking to build a £50m Midlands practice. The Berryman deal takes his firm to more than £30m. It also finally removes any lingering confusion between the Nottingham firm and Berryman Lace Mawer, for which The Lawyer thanks him.
There are of course risks in building an empire, amply illustrated by the fate of Halliwells. But Wilson is adamant that Shakespeare Putsman isn’t interested in over-stretching itself.
London, Birmingham, Leeds, none of these are on the firm’s horizon.