Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 19.3 MB]
Categories:
Practice Management, Marketing & Skills
CPD Points:
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Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

As profit margins in the legal sector narrow and the legal service market toughens, adopting a ‘strength in numbers’ approach to business may offer a future proof route to growth and success.

This CPDcast provides an invaluable insight into the opportunities and the pitfalls which lie within a merger and will be of interest to any practice management practitioners.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the advantages and potential pitfalls of merging with another firm;
  • Be aware of the key matters to consider before a merger or firm restructure;
  • Know what alternatives are available to merging with another firm;
  • Understand the barriers which often arise in relation to any merger;
  • Appreciate the key factors which can make a merger ultimately a success.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Soft Skills
Sources and References:
  • Not applicable.
Tags:

This CPDcast provides an invaluable insight into the world of mergers of law firms and explains the issues which can fundamentally affect the ultimate success of any merger.

NEW! TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date Recorded: 15th July 2013

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD.

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