Mayer Brown transfers secretaries to TMF Group

INTERNATIONAL law firm Mayer Brown has sold its UK corporate secretarial arm to outsourcing group, TMF.

The move will see five secretaries, who work for the law firm’s corporate support unit in the City, transfer over to TMF at the end of the month.

At Mayer Brown, the secretaries supported the firm’s corporate department by drafting documents, including court papers, and compiling information from Companies House.

The deal is part of a string of acquisitions for TMF within the last four years, after it acquired secretarial services from magic circle law firm Clifford Chance late last year. TMF also struck a similar deal with accounting firm Ernst & Young in 2006.

Mayer Brown will continue to use TMF for back-up support on corporate deals.

Peter Dickinson, who heads up Mayer Brown’s City corporate practice, said: “The sale of our UK company secretarial business to TMF forms part of our ongoing strategy of focusing on our key strengths.”