Bird & Bird

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Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird logo
Headquarters12 New Fetter Lane
No. of offices29
No. of attorneys1,300+
No. of employees3,000+
Major practice areas18
Key peopleDavid Kerr, Graeme Maguire
Date founded1846[citation needed]
FounderWilliam Frederick Wratislaw Bird and James Moore
Company typeLLP

Bird & Bird is an international law firm.[1]


Twenty years ago,[when?] Bird & Bird had an office in London with small offices in Brussels and Hong Kong. After a period of rapid international expansion, today it has 29 offices across 19 countries. Of the firm's 29 offices, 22 were launched since 2000 and well over half of the firm’s partners are based outside the UK.[citation needed]

On the 12 January 1856, at the age of 40 William Frederick Wratislaw Bird was admitted to Gray's Inn, the only surviving son of George Ryder Bird.[2]

In 2017, it lost a negligence appeal over a £26m property.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Bird & Bird – What The Lawyer Says". The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ Foster, Joseph (1 January 1889). The register of admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889. Dalcassian Publishing Company.
  3. ^ Fouzder2017-05-09T16:35:00+01:00, Monidipa. "Bird & Bird loses negligence appeal over £26m property". Law Gazette. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Bird & Bird loses bid to overturn £2m planning negligence ruling". Legal Futures. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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