Making it easier to grow your law firm


This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

This section only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up...

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way

In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted

How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads

How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want

Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls

How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results

What is my law firm worth now and in the future?

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Webinar – 17 November 2022

Video recording available to view: Recording


What creates value in a law firm, going forwards into the future?

For this session on valuations, we envisage that the questions might include:

  • what are the three normal methods of valuing a law firm?
  • how are the 'multiples' used in valuations changing?
  • what often goes wrong in a merger?
  • what issues can get missed when creating a deal?
  • which areas of law are seen as more valuable, why?
  • how are the consolidators affecting valuations?
  • how is the consultancy/platform model affecting valuations?
  • what do typical deal structures look like?

A panel will take questions from the host and the attendees. Surveys and live polls will ensure that the speakers cover the aspects that the attendees deem most important.

The webinar will provide clear steps towards making your own firm more valuable in the future.

Host and panel

Our main speakers are Andrew Roberts and Andy Harris. Andrew Roberts runs the legal sector M&A consultancy Ampersand Legal and has successfully completed over 50 law firm mergers. Andy Harris is a partner at accountants Hazlewoods, where he has been a member of their legal team for over 20 years.

In addition, Mark Briegal of law firm Bennett Briegal will provide a legal perspective on M&A.

The webinar will be hosted by Andy Poole, a partner at Armstrong Watson.

(All four individuals are founding members of the Association of Law Firm Merger Advisers.)


Register here: What is my law firm worth now and in the future?

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.