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Law Management Section Mergers Toolkit


Practice management

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30 July 2012

Law Society Publishing


Paperback + CD-ROM
120 pages

Law Management Section Mergers Toolkit

General Editor: Nigel Haddon


With the legal market becoming increasingly competitive for small to medium sized firms, many arecontemplating or undergoing a merger.

The Law Management Section Merger Toolkit is designed to help firms gain a better understanding of themerger process and provide guidance throughout. The toolkit covers:

  • reasons for merger - merger as strategy implementation
  • the mechanics of merger - including getting started, identifying the key issues at stake, and undertakingdue diligence
  • how to manage issues of apparent cultural incompatibility between merging firms
  • integration and unlocking the benefits of merger.

This practical toolkit contains an extensive pre-merger questionnaire, a suitable confidentiality agreementand short and long form merger checklists on the free CD-ROM, enabling you to customise them as needed.


1. Background;
2. Why merge ? (1) Merger as strategy implementation;
3. Why merge? (2) The forcesdriving consolidation in the UK legal services market ;
4. Mergers, strategy and business planning;
5. Getting started;
6. Identifying the issues;
7. Due diligence;
8. Cultural issues;
9. What is integration?;
10. What next?;
11. Strategies to unlock the merger dividend.

About the Author

Nigel Haddon is chief executive of SAS Daniels LLP, a medium sized law firm in the north west, and itselfthe product of a merger in 2006. He is also past chair of the Law Society's Law Management Section.