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  • 210 partners (as of November 2015)
  • 843 lawyers and technical experts
  • A total of circa 1,700 employees


  • 13 offices across the UK and Ireland: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Southampton.


Senior partner: Michael Brown
Managing partner: Andrew Relton
Belfast and Derry head of office: Cormac Fitzpatrick
Birmingham head of office: Mike Dobson
Bristol and Southampton head of office: Joe Wakeford
Cardiff head of office: Kerris Dale
Dublin head of office: Gavin Campbell
Edinburgh head of office: Ian Leach
Glasgow head of office: Louise Gallagher
Leeds head of office: Henry Kirkup
Liverpool head of office: Joanne Francis
London head of office: Jennette Newman
Manchester head of office: Luisa Lamb


We operate in 11 key markets: brokers; construction & property; general insurance; healthcare; leisure & hospitality; Lloyds & London market; manufacturing; public sector; retail; TMT; transportation & logistics.

Our history

1997  The merger of Berrymans with Lace Mawer
1999  Hamilton Burns & Moore and Cochran Sayers & Cook merged to become HBM Sayers
2003  Berrymans Lace Mawer incorporated Jackson’s Insurance Law
2009  Expansion continued for Berrymans Lace Mawer with an office opening in Cardiff
2010  Berrymans Lace Mawer Bristol branch opened
2012  A new office in Dublin for Berrymans Lace Mawer
2013  A second Berrymans Lace Mawer London office opened in EC3
2014  Berrymans Lace Mawer and HBM Sayers combined to become BLM
2014  BLM combine with Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors
2015  BLM moved its entire London operations to a single, new office in Plantation Place

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