Bond Pearce has trebled the number of partners in its Aberdeen base ahead of its merger with Dickinson Dees with the hire of a four-strong team from Maclay Murray & Spens. The four partners will all start at Bond Pearce in the New Year, before its tie-up with Dickinson Dees goes live on 1 May next year, creating a new £95m firm named Bond Dickinson. The team - which is leaving Maclays for Bond Pearce after merger talks between the two firms were called off in March this year - comprises Uisdean Vass (oil and gas), Richard Cockburn (oil & gas), Gordon Hobkirk (corporate) and Fraser Lesilie (real estate).
The government-backed research project forms part of the UK's wider Industry Strategy announced in 2017
Dickinson Dees has won an appointment to advise Northern Rail on commercial and financial issues, with the firm set to work alongside the rail operator's current main adviser SNR Denton. The northwest firm – which is merging with Bond Pearce in May this year to form Bond Dickinson – won the role to handle non-rail commercial legal services in January. The appointment has resulted in the scope of SNR Denton's contract being revised. The train operator, which runs 20% of the UK's railway stations, put the new contract out to tender late last year after deciding to bring in a law firm based within its network.
More from ALM
From NAVEX Global
From Data to Decisions
Exclusive Depth and Reach.
Big Pictures and Fine Details
January 28, 2019 - January 31, 2019
New York, NY
Brings together all facets of the legal profession to address the key challenges facing the industry
Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2019
March 07, 2019 - March 09, 2019
Annual forum for the world's leading trust and estate litigators.
Asia Legal Awards 2019
March 21, 2019
Sponsored by: Epiq | October 29, 2018
Sponsored by: NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) | August 28, 2018
Sponsored By: LexisNexis | July 18, 2018
Legal Week Newsletters & Alerts
Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.
Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.