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BDB Pitmans marks merger with drinks reception at Downing College


By Paul Brackley


BDB Pitmans held a drinks reception at Downing College to mark the creation of the firm in a recent merger.

BDB Pitmans informal drinks and canapés at Downing College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7553134)
BDB Pitmans informal drinks and canapés at Downing College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7553134)

Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans Law came together on December 1, 2018, creating a law firm with four locations: Cambridge, London, Reading and Southampton.

With combined revenues of more than £50million, its aim is to drive towards the top 50 UK law firms, as guests at last Wednesday’s reception heard.

Simon Burson, BDB Pitmans’ head of Cambridge, said: “We were delighted to welcome so many clients and contacts to our second annual drinks event.

"Having doubled the size of the office after two years it was extremely pleasing to have to double the capacity for the evening, and the attendance reflects our increased profile in the region. It was great also to introduce clients to each other in a social setting even though it appears some couldn’t resist the opportunity to start new deals!”

Meanwhile, the company announced the appointment of Tristan Ward as partner. He joins the private wealth department from April, and joins from Macfarlanes, where he

is head of the private client property group.

Based in London, he will work closely with the BDB Pitmans team in the other offices, and lead the firm’s agriculture and rural property team. He will also advise on

urban residential property matters and high value residential property.



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