Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) hosted an event with clients and contacts at Wylam Brewery, to celebrate the firm's recent US combination and its continued commitment to the region. More than 250 people attended the event which was held in Exhibition Park and also highlighted the firm's support of the Great Exhibition of the North - the firm was appointed as a legal partner earlier this year.
WBD has a history of working with businesses in the region that stretches back over 200 years and the event served as an opportunity to thank its long standing clients and contacts in the North East for their ongoing support.
WBD also took the opportunity to promote Team Tyne Innovation, who showcased their boat as part of the event. Womble Bond Dickinson is sponsoring Team Tyne Innovation as they take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge; the world's toughest rowing race.
Kevin Robertson, Partner and Head of Newcastle at WBD, comments:
"We wanted to hold this event to mark the next chapter of our firm's story. Back in November we combined with US law firm, Womble Carlyle, to create Womble Bond Dickinson, a top 20 UK law firm and one of the top 100 of global law firms. That success has been achieved with the support of our long standing clients and local contacts; and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support."
WBD was recently accepted as a member of the Government's Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme, further demonstrating its commitment to promoting the strengths of the North and supporting the Northern economy.
The appointment is recognition of the contribution the firm has made to the Northern Powerhouse advising clients on a number of significant projects in the North East.