Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees to merge
Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees are set to merge following a vote by the partnership approving the move.
The merger will go live on 1 May 2013, and will create a £95m firm under the banner Bond Dickinson. The firm will have eight offices across Aberdeen, Bristol, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton and Tees Valley.
Dickinson Dees managing partner Jonathan Blair will take up the role of managing partner of the combined firm, while Bond Pearce chairman Nick Page will be its chairman. The senior management team will also include Bond Pearce managing partner Victor Tettmar and Dickinson Dees senior partner John Marshall.
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.”