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Bond Dickinson LLP is a leading commercial law firm providing regulatory, corporate, commercial, real estate and dispute resolution services to some of the UK's pre-eminent corporate and public sector organisations. At Bond Dickinson LLP we offer a truly exceptional level of service delivering real value for money and attract high calibre lawyers as a result of the quality and diversity of work we undertake. We have achieved the title of 'Best Legal Adviser' in the Legal Week Intelligence Client Satisfaction Report for three years running, as well as being ranked in the top three of the 75 biggest business UK law firms.  The report put us ahead of the game on service, advice and cost/billing issues.  And we are continuously investing to make sure we stay ahead.


The firm's significant growth in the last decade, including its recent merger between Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees, has been based on forging strong client relationships, delivering effective business solutions and recruiting talented people. With more than 700 lawyers, including 142 partners, Bond Dickinson has the scale and depth to provide commercial advantage for our clients. We advise more than 40 FTSE 350 companies making us one of the leading FTSE advisors outside of London.


As well as having traditional teams in all of the major areas of law, we run ‘virtual' sector groups nationally across all disciplines, with particular experience of working with clients in Energy, Retail, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Transport and Infrastructure, Chemical and Manufacturing and Private Wealth. This approach enables us to keep up to date with our clients' industries and ensure any advice we give is in context.  We work by applying our deep sector knowledge and our rigorous understanding of our client's businesses and goals so that we become a strategic ally; ensuring we provide excellent advice and innovative solutions.


We know that legal expertise is no longer enough. Our clients want lawyers who understand their specific needs and have a deep understanding of their businesses and the sectors in which they operate. Our clients expect to get better value from a smaller number of firms providing a broader range of advice or highly specialist advice from sector experts. They want adaptability, flexibility, cost effectiveness and new thinking. A firm to work in strategic partnership with them: the Bond Dickinson way.

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Auto enrolment: planning ahead for increases to the minimum contributions

On 6 April 2018, and again on 6 April 2019, minimum contribution rates will increase for defined contribution (DC) qualifying schemes. This briefing looks at what employers should be doing with the extra time to prepare.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 20 October 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

Segregation of girls and boys in mixed school was direct discrimination

This article examines the judgment in HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School [2017] EWCA 1426.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 19 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Subrogated claims – some practical tips for pursuing insolvent third parties

A fundamental consideration when embarking on any litigation is whether the defendant will be able to pay. This briefing offers some practical advice.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 18 October 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

Rating: 5 people found this useful

High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement

This article examines the decision in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd [2017] EWHC 2172.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 17 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Can a disciplinary investigation be too thorough?

In NHS 24 v Pillar (UKEATS/0005/16) the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a disciplinary investigation had been too thorough. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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Donations: biting the hand that feeds you?

This article examines the recent National Audit Office best-practice report on how to manage the unique risks that larger donations present.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 13 October 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Smart ticketing – is everyone on board?

This article explores the impact of the government's plans to invest £80 million into smart ticketing technology, on passengers and train operating companies alike.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 12 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Judgment issued by the Court of Appeal questions the equalisation of benefits

The Court of Appeal has issued a judgment which may re-open the question of whether equalisation of benefits between male and female members can be achieved retrospectively.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 October 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

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Prime Minister announces more funding for housing

The Prime Minister's speech to close the Conservative Party Conference contained significant announcements on housing policy. This briefing examines the PM's pledges.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 10 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Another blow to the gig economy as Addison Lee drivers are held to be workers

The employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were not self-employed but were workers and were therefore entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay. This decision is significant for companies operating in the gig economy, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 06 October 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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