Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has strengthened its team in Plymouth with the appointment of Andrew Wilson who joins as Managing Associate.
Andrew will join the leadership team of the firm's 70-strong OnShore team – comprising lawyers, paralegals, data analysts and other staff, providing flexible resource to larger client projects. Following the appointment of a new Director for OnShore last year, the firm is investing further in the team and leveraging legal technology in response to rapidly shifting and growing client requirements.
Andrew is a senior lawyer and qualified barrister, with extensive experience in Commercial Litigation and Corporate Debts, having previously worked with magic circle firms like Linklaters. He joins from 1 Essex Court Chambers where he was a Barrister practising in Chancery and commercial disputes work for a number of years. Andrew is also a qualified civil and commercial mediator.
At Womble Bond Dickinson, Andrew will work alongside other fee earners to support commercial disputes and litigation projects, advising clients on key legal matters including commercial disputes, debt recovery and enforcement, insolvency litigation, property litigation and ADR.
Craig Moore, Partner and Head of the Plymouth office at Womble Bond Dickinson, said: "We're delighted to welcome Andrew as a new Managing Associate. He will make a strong addition to our team and his wealth of experience both as a lawyer and barrister will strengthen our offering in the South West."
"As we continue to grow our team, we are always looking for new talent and for good quality lawyers who would like to take their career forward with a transatlantic law firm."
Andrew Wilson added: "I am delighted to be joining Womble Bond Dickinson at this exciting time for the firm and for the OnShore team, and particularly in Plymouth where we have a unique offering. Womble Bond Dickinson also has a fantastic client portfolio and I look forward to working with the team here in Plymouth, nationally and in the US."
Womble Bond Dickinson launched on 1 November 2017 following the combination between UK-based Bond Dickinson and US-based Womble Carlyle. The combined firm employs over 1,000 lawyers from across 16 US offices and eight UK offices including London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton and Plymouth where more than 180 staff are employed.
As well as being the largest law firm in Plymouth, Womble Bond Dickinson is also be the only transatlantic firm in the region. Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, it provides an enviable transatlantic platform for further local, regional and international growth. Bringing richer prospects to the region, Womble Bond Dickinson advises South West business on domestic and global matters across eleven sectors of expertise.