Berrymans Lace Mawer has rebranded as BLM having formally combined with Scottish firm HBM Sayers to form a £100m business.
The combined entity is being billed as "the UK and Ireland's leading risk and insurance law firm" with 170 partners, 630 lawyers and technical experts, and 1 550 employees spread across 12 offices across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Following the deal, which Post first reported on in March, BLM will serve nine out of the 10 largest insurers in the UK, offer complementary legal services in the arenas of healthcare, social housing and commercial litigation, and be organised via a new management and governance structure, with separate operational and executive boards combining the senior experience of expertise of both legacy firms.
Mike Brown, BLM senior partner, pictured, said: "The legal landscape is changing and we are changing with it. Today we step out for the first time as BLM, with a strong new brand and an even stronger vision and mission for the future.
"We intend to build and grow on our foundations. The combination will give us a competitive edge and present our business with significant new opportunities, both in existing markets and internationally."
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