mergers and acquisitions

In the current legal market, many legal firms are considering the benefits of merging with or acquiring other firms in order to build services and extend their client base.

There are also new opportunities to acquire an interest in a licensed body and create alternative business structures, delivering legal services in innovative ways.

We can assist you in understanding the SRA regulations around mergers and acquisitions and preparing the appropriate applications, as well as carrying out effective compliance due diligence in advance of any merger.


It has been fantastic working with Laurence Howland and Buckles Law. Laurence is very experienced in the anti-money laundering rules and regulations and is passionate about helping professional services firms effectively implement those rules into their practices. Laurence will go the extra mile for us and our clients and this is very much appreciated.


Sharon Cooke FCA CTA
Technical Director
2020 Innovation Training Limited

Black Swan Events

By Laurence Howland | 17/08/2022 |

Juvenal, a Roman poet writing around the beginning of the 2nd Century AD, stated in one of his Satires that “a perfect wife is a rare bird in the land, and rather like a black swan”. Those of us tempted to credit Juvenal with egalitarian views of women, or at least with a genuine devotion to…