Dickinson Dees in talks with Bond Pearce

LAW firm Dickinson Dees has revealed it is in merger talks with Bond Pearce.

The two firms briefed their partners on the discussions yesterday and received their backing to take talks to the next stage.

Dickinson Dees is headquartered in Newcastle but employs more than 50 people at its Yorkshire office which it moved from York to Leeds earlier this year.

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Dickinson Dees, said: “Bond Pearce’s vision is to compete as a top 30 UK law firm by delivering the best service experience. Dickinson Dees’ vision is to become, by 2020, a top 20 UK law firm. 

“Our strategies, cultures, sector capabilities and geographic footprints appear to be sufficiently complementary as to warrant consideration of whether, in a rapidly consolidating market, a merger of our two firms would facilitate the execution of their respective strategies.”

The announcement represents the second significant move in the legal market to be revealed this week following the confirmation from Lupton Fawcett that it is in discussions with Lee & Priestley.

Bond Pearce has offices in the South West, London and Aberdeen.

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