The UK law firm has added a private wealth boutique
City law firm BDB Pitmans has announced its merger with private wealth boutique Portrait Solicitors.
The merger means Portrait's partners ¬¬Judith Portrait, Dominic Flynn and Helen Johnston join BDB's UK office along with the firm's trio of associates.
Alastair Collett, head of private wealth at BDB, said the firms had worked together on "a variety of charity and private client matters over many years." He added, "I am delighted that we have the opportunity to combine teams to serve our clients better."
Portrait Solicitors was founded in 1995 as a city firm focused on private client work and counts estate planning and wills, trusts, estate administration, charity law and agriculture and landed estates as key practice areas.
BDB managing partner Andrew Smith said the merger would strengthen its existing capabilities in those areas in its private wealth and charities teams.
Flynn commented, "This is a wonderful merger and it will be very exciting to be a part of a greatly strengthened team with our new colleagues at BDB Pitmans."
The firm's charity practice houses seven lawyers, including two partners. Cancer Research UK and Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity are among its clients. Its private wealth team comprises over 20 professionals, including eight partners.