UK law firm BDB Pitmans, the merged firm of Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans Law, has officially launched, offering clients services across four locations: London, Reading, Cambridge and Southampton. The firm is now fully integrated both operationally and financially, with combined revenues of over £50 million.
Over the coming months, BDB Pitmans will be further integrating its teams across key practice areas and office locations. with the new firm "committed to creating together something greater than the sum of the two legacy firms."
Andrew Smith, managing partner of BDB Pitmans, said: “We are very pleased to announce the official launch of BDB Pitmans. Since the Partnership vote in September we have made great progress in integrating the two legacy firms culturally and across our offices which will allow us to offer clients a greater depth of services and expertise. A key focus for the new year will be to build on those foundations and take advantage of the opportunities that the merger gives us for further growth.”
John Hutchinson, partner on the executive board of BDB Pitmans, added: “We continue to receive very positive feedback from an expanded client base and our people who are very excited about the new firm and the possibilities we can create together. Our specialist teams are in prime locations to service the burgeoning needs of our clients across all our areas of expertise.”
The firm of 80 partners and over 400 staff is led by managing partner, Andrew Smith and chief operating officer, Mark Jones, alongside an executive board consisting of John Hutchinson, Suzanne Brooker, David Archer and three Partners from legacy BDB, Jesper Christensen, Sarah Clark and Nick McCarthy. Helen Ratcliffe is senior partner of BDB Pitmans.
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