Law firm mergers – What we do

Ampersand Legal has the experience and expertise to maximise your rewards from a merger, whilst minimising the risk. We are an expert service for all aspects of law firm mergers: advice on the options available, management of the merger process, facilitation of the deal and, crucially, post merger integration.

Mergers take time and effort, but they also require a wide range of commercial skills. Ampersand Legal provides these skills in a structured fashion. This ensures the merger follows a logical sequence of events. Applying our expertise and our proven methodology takes the uncertainty out of merger activity, offering you the highest assurance of success.

Ampersand Legal divides the process into five simple stages.

Stage 1 – Detailed Research
Stage 2 – Confidential Approaches and Pitches
Stage 3 – Facilitation of the Process
Stage 4 – Merger Integration
Stage 5 – Post Event Business Case Tracking

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“My firm was approached by Andrew Roberts of Ampersand Legal on behalf of a larger regional firm and I am certain that his knowledge, advice and commercial good sense helped both parties overcome the inevitable difficulties and conclude a successful merger”

Managing Partner, Regional firm.

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts

Andrew has over nearly two decades experience working in the legal market and over the past decade his work has increasingly focused on mergers.

After leaving Law School, and having been a director at two London recruitment companies, Andrew established SSG Legal in 2000. SSG Legal works with a small group of established clients to help them grow by attracting key senior level lateral hires. In 2010 he founded Law League, the UK’s only specialist legal research and benchmarking organization. He sold Law League in 2015 in order to concentrate on Ampersand Legal.

His knowledge of the legal market plus his market intelligence and contact network enable our clients to achieve their goals by either locating the right merger target or conversely, selecting the right firm to acquire their practice.

Viv Williams

Viv Williams

Director

Viv is a specialist in strategy, merger and acquisition and “lean management” theory helping law firms to evolve. He provides the vision and inspiration for law firms to become more corporate. By applying corporate governance to a modern law firm Viv helps them to improve their management systems and increase profitability.

Viv has written two books on law firm management and is regularly interviewed by the Law Society Gazette on a host of topics; Viv has a monthly column in the Solicitors Journal.

Viv is an accomplished public speaker and has presented numerous seminars and conferences and is a key note speaker at LegalEx.

Where to find us

Contact us

6th Floor
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE

Phone: 020 7100 7188