Managing Partner Jonathan Blair
Chairman Nick Page
Number of partners 146
Number of fee-earners 708
Total staff 1256
THE FIRM This newly created national firm is the trusted advisor to FTSE 350 companies, quasi-public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals. The firm delivers wide-ranging expertise and focuses on key strategic sectors, including; chemicals and manufacturing, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, private wealth, real estate, retail and consumer goods, and transport and infrastructure. Bond Dickinson LLP was established on 1 May 2013 through the merger of two leading practices, Bond Pearce LLP and Dickinson Dees LLP. The new firm provides the scale and depth to offer significant commercial advantage for its diverse range of high-quality clients. By applying its deep sector knowledge and rigorous understanding of clients’ businesses and goals, it is able to work as a strategic ally, supplying excellent advice and innovative solutions. Bond Dickinson is one of the leading FTSE advisors outside London, advising in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, and many of the largest businesses in the country. The firm was named Best Legal Advisor for three years running in the Legal Week Client Satisfaction Report 2012, 2011 and 2010, based on what clients say matters in delivering great service. The firm’s flexible business model includes delivering the right work with the right teams at the right price, and it continues to develop and recruit high-calibre lawyers and teams. The newly created brand reflects the strategy, vision, values and personality of the firm. Bond Dickinson recognises the importance of supporting projects in its local communities; having an effective environmental policy; providing its employees with an excellent place to work, where they can enjoy and value what they do; and being a great organisation to do business with. Charities with which it works at a national level include The Prince’s Trust and the firm is a founder member of the Legal Sector Alliance, a movement of law firms and organisations committed to working collaboratively to take action on climate change by reducing their carbon footprint.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Bond Dickinson provides all the services you would expect from a national law firm from Agriculture through to Waste, under four broad business groups; Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Private Wealth.
Corporate & Commercial: Bond Dickinson offers a substantial national corporate law service. The size, strength and geographical spread of the firm’s resources, enables them to make leading lawyers available to clients both nationally and internationally. This is a full service offering where corporate lawyers work alongside specialists in competition law, banking, insolvency, tax, pensions, or other areas relevant to the transaction, to address a full range of issues. Bond Dickinson’s teams are capable of handling very large and complex transactions, as well as more routine transactions. The Corporate and Commercial group’s work includes; corporate tax and company secretarial, pensions, banking and financial services, projects and procurement, technology, media and communications, restructuring and insolvency, and oil and gas.
Dispute Resolution: As one of the leading dispute resolution teams in the UK, Bond Dickinson has hundreds of specialist dispute lawyers who can respond quickly, proactively and appropriately to disputes when they arise. As a result of this strength, they are always able to take the right approach to their clients’ specific situations, ranging from obtaining an emergency injunction to resolving day-to-day contractual issues. The work of the Dispute Resolution group includes; employment, insurance claims, property litigation, commercial disputes, construction and engineering, regulatory, and environment.
Real Estate: The firm’s Real Estate group comprises over 200 lawyers across our nationally respected teams who provide their clients with integrated advice combining property, development, planning, regeneration, investment, environmental and construction expertise, energy and natural resources. The firm has specialist lawyers so they can best serve the complex matrix of relationships between landlords and tenants, agents, lenders, borrowers, developers and investors that makes up the real estate sector. Bond Dickinson also has a Scottish qualified team and so offer cross border support.
Private Wealth: The firm has one of the largest private wealth practices in the UK and is unique in the breadth of services that they are able to provide under one roof. With over 100 team members, they are unrivalled in their size and experience. The practice is divided into specialist teams of lawyers, independent financial advisers, tax experts and accountants who work closely together, covering all aspects of legal and financial issues that may be faced by individuals, trustees, charities and businesses. The group’s work includes; agriculture, farms and estates, private capital, charities, tax and trusts, and investment and pensions.
Other offices Aberdeen, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton, Tees Valley.
- Agriculture, Farms & Estates Simon Kirkup
- Banking & Finance
- Charities Emma Moody
- Chemicals & Manufacturing Peter Snaith
- Commercial Nick Barwood
- Commercial Disputes Craig Monty
- Construction & Engineering Simon Lewis
- Corporate & Commercial Simon Watts
- Corporate (inc Company Secretarial) Stephen Pierce
- Developers & Investors Tim Burbidge
- Dispute Resolution Gareth Kagan
- Employment Glenn Calvert
- Energy & Natural Resources Simon Hughes
- Finance & Investment Michael Brown
- Financial Institutions Andrew Scott
- Insurance Claims Gary Oldroyd
- Investment & Pensions David Dale
- Oil & Gas Paul Stockley
- Onshore Stephen Dilley
- Operational Property (& Retail) Fiona O’Kane
- Pensions Martin Poore
- Planning & Infrastructure Claire Brook
- Private Capital Helen Tavroges
- Private Wealth David Dale
- Projects & Procurement Iain Greenshields
- Property Litigation James Rees
- Real Estate John Ralph
- Regulatory & Environment Nathan Peacey
- Residential Nigel Emmerson
- Restructuring & Insolvency Julian Gill
- Retail Gavin Matthews
- Scotland Michael Spence
- Tax/Trust & Accounting Allan Holmes
- Technology, Media & Communications Julian Hamblin
- Transport & Infrastructure David Rewcastle