Research by Altman Weil shows that last year was the second highest in merger activity.

What was particularly interesting was the dominance of small firm mergers. Eighty seven per cent of the 82 mergers were between small firms.

Altman Weil predicts that - like the UK legal merger market - the activity will continue to grow.

If you want to find out more about the UK legal merger market, Byfield will be launching our merger research on January 27th. Email harriet@byfieldconsultancy.com for details.