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Law Management Section Merger Toolkit

General editor: Nigel Haddon
Availability: Published

The Law Management Section Merger Toolkit is designed to help firms gain a better understanding of the merger process and provides 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 undertaking due 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 agreement and short and long form merger checklists on the accompanying CD, enabling you to customise them as needed.


  1. 1. Background
  2. 2. Why merge ? (1) Merger as strategy implementation
  3. 3. Why merge? (2) The forces driving consolidation in the UK legal services market
  4. 4. Mergers, strategy and business planning
  5. 5. Getting started
  6. 6. Identifying the issues
  7. 7. Due diligence
  8. 8. Cultural issues
  9. 9. What is integration?
  10. 10. What next?
  11. 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 itself the product of a merger in 2006. He is also past chair of the Law Society's Law Management Section.




Practice management


July 2012


Law Society




Paperback + CD
120 Pages