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Talent recognised at Edinburgh law firm

Posted: 1st December 2020

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed a number of senior promotions across its UK offices, including a new partner in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

Richard Pike, in the private client team in Edinburgh, was promoted to partner. Richard is a dispute resolution private client lawyer, focusing on disputes about trusts and inheritance, he trained with the firm and qualified in 2008.

Richard Pike 

The good news in Edinburgh is part of a wider raft of promotions across WBD’s offices in the UK with 31 promotions including seven partners, four legal directors and 20 associates.

Jonathan Blair, UK managing partner at WBD, commented: “Congratulations to all of our new partners, legal directors and associates, who have all made fantastic contributions to our business. Their hard work, commitment to the firm and first rate legal expertise deserves to be recognised and celebrated.”

“The career development opportunities of our people continues to be a high priority and these promotions signify an important investment in the future of our firm.”

The promotions bring the total number of UK partners at WBD to 132 and follow a number of senior hires across the firm with new partners Paul Mason (real estate, Edinburgh), Deborah Ramshaw (public sector, Newcastle), Kathryn Wood (real estate, Leeds), James Radcliffe (private client, Bristol), Jessica Tresham (construction, London and Southampton) and Will Ford (private client, London) joining the firm in the past few months.

Ranking in the UK’s top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise on a range of sectors including financial institutions, insurance, public & government services, energy & natural resources, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail & consumer, transport, logistics & infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life sciences, technology and private client. The firm has 27 offices across the UK and US. WBD’s Edinburgh office focuses on delivering legal services to clients in its key sectors, and in particular, real estate, financial institutions and energy and power renewables. Last year the firm celebrated its move to larger offices in Edinburgh following a period of significant growth.  

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