Legal Sector Breakfast Briefing - Carlisle

Why law firm mergers fail

Wolf Shark and Co Ltd and Puppydog Kitten & Co LLP are looking to merge although there are certain areas that need to be addressed before this can complete such as name, management, profit sharing, cars, borrowing and profitability.

Howard Hackney (Howard Hackney LLP Chartered Accountants) and Mark Briegal (Bennett Briegal LLP) will assume the roles of Managing Director and Managing Partner of the respective firms and act out a typical scenario that is not uncommon in such negotiations, moderated by our own Andy Poole.

Speaker Profile – Howard Hackney

Howard escaped from Grant Thornton UK LLP in 2008 where he had been a partner for over 25 years to establish his own boutique practice. During his time at Grant Thornton he was head of professional practices for the North West and head of family businesses for the UK. At Grant Thornton he had a variety of roles including office Managing Partner, North West regional marketing partner and membership of the partners appointments panel. Howard specialises in advising mid market professional practices and family businesses. In 2002 he won the CBI's national award as "Best Business Adviser“.

Speaker Profile – Mark Briegal

Mark is a founding partner at Bennett Briegal LLP, a specialist legal practice advising other lawyers and professionals on the business of law, partnership matters, mergers and acquisitions, business structures, professional regulation and employment.

Date & Time

Date: Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

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