How to Manage the Merger Process

How to Manage the Merger Process

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Course Overview

Consolidation between law firms is a trend which can only gather pace given the highly fragmented state of a legal profession made up of around 11,000 firms, the majority of which are too small to be viable in the long term. However, the process of bringing two or more law firm businesses together will need to be managed carefully if the merger negotiations are to be satisfactorily concluded and the resulting merger is to achieve each firm’s objectives.

During this course lecturer Peter Scott will utilise his own experience of successfully managing several mergers for his own firm, and of advising numerous clients on their mergers, and will provide viewers with guidance on how to manage the merger process and the pitfalls to avoid. 

This course should be a vital part of the learning process for anyone in a law firm involved with setting and executing strategic direction for their firm and those considering growth opportunities by selective merger.   

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 1.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Know what to consider when selecting a merger partner
    • Understand the principles when negotiating a merger
    • Appreciate the importance of culture and a strong business and financial case
    • Be aware of the pitfalls when negotiating mergers and know how to avoid these
    • Have considered the issues surrounding post-merger integration

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for managers, partners and practice managers


About Instructor - Peter Scott

Peter is a solicitor and the former Managing Partner of Eversheds London and European offices. Peter is an experienced trainer who advises law firms in the UK and abroad in relation to their financial, strategic, performance, compliance and business development issues.

Peter is the editor of Practice Management Handbook (Law Society Publishing) and a member of the Editorial board of the Law Society’s Legal Compliance Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

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