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Andrew Roberts speaks to Law360 about Legal Sector M&A

Blockage In Partner Pipeline Could Drive Legal Sector M&A By Najiyya Budaly on Law360 Blockage In Partner Pipeline Could Drive Legal Sector M&A – Law360 Most sectors are ripe for consolidation, given the distress caused by the current economic downturn, but experts say that the legal sector faces another source of merger activity — partners […]

Joined-up Thinking

Andrew Roberts gives his analysis of the current state of the law firm merger market in this article for The Law Society’s Managing for Success magazine. It has been 18-months (at the time of writing) since the country emerged from the third coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, vaccination rollout started, and we were able to start working […]

WBW Solicitors to merge with local law firm Beviss & Beckingsale

WBW Solicitors LLP and Beviss & Beckingsale LLP are to merge on the 1st September 2021. WBW Solicitors have offices throughout Devon and Cornwall and Beviss & Beckingsale have offices in Devon and Somerset. The combined firm will have 12 offices and in excess of 300 members of staff. https://www.wbw.co.uk/wbw-merge-beviss-beckingsale/

Law firms merge to create business with ‘international reach’

Axiom Stone Solicitors and DWFM Beckman have joined forces to become Axiom DWFM. The merger will create a law firm with international reach to further support and service their existing and expanding client base. The combined entity has a team of almost 150 people, including 19 partners, located across several offices in London and Birmingham. […]

Merger completed between Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Hewitsons

Award winning top regional law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) has completed its merger with well-established firm Hewitsons. The two firms will work together as from today (June 1). Managing partner Rod Thomas said: “We are pleased both that the merger has been completed successfully and that it has been received positively by the staff and clients […]

Law Firm valuations in the post-Covid market

Law Firm Valuations “What is my firm worth?” is the question that we are most frequently asked when dealing with firms where partners are looking to retire – i.e: they want to be acquired. Almost all firms will survive the Covid period but once we are through it, we expect a lot of partners will […]

M&A in the new Covid-World. Part 2…

M&A for law firms in the current climate – Part 2. For firms who wish to merge post-Covid.   Once the lockdown ends, I expect the M&A market to be very different. There will be a largish minority of firms who had the practice areas, systems and deep pockets to have come through relatively un-scathed, […]

M&A in the new Covid-World. Part 1…

M&A for law firms in the current climate – Part 1: For firms who are currently in discussions.   Before the lockdown happened in late March we were happily working on 13 different M&A deals of various sizes and aspects but within a few days every single one of these deals was on ice because […]