Clydes and DACB eye up Sedgwick London office ahead of US firm's dissolution

Suitors emerge for US firm's 13-lawyer City base ahead of January closure

Clyde & Co and DAC Beachcroft are in the running to take on Sedgwick’s London office, after the US firm announced that it will close for business early next year.

The London office, which houses 13 lawyers, including six partners, operates as a separate limited liability partnership to the US arm of the firm. It is is led by insurance partner Edward Smerdon, who is also an at-large member of Sedgwick’s executive committee.

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