Q1 2024 Legal Practice M&A: Pace set for a year of high activity

As the first quarter of 2024 passes by, extraordinarily quickly it must be said, legal practice mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity is notably on the rise. It was a less buoyant market than expected last year, perhaps due to some unhelpful examples of legal M&A deals gone wrong (I’m sure I don’t need to remind…

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Succession a big factor in accounting M&A activity

The current spate of mergers and acquisitions across the accounting industry is a result of several dynamics, including succession plans and a Covid hangover, according to AJ Chambers’ Director James Gosling. The accounting industry has been the subject of several acquisitions so far this year, with the likes of Sumer and Baker Tilly both snapping up firms and a…

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My journey towards Autism Awareness in the workplace

By Mark Lewsey, Marketing Consultant, AJ Chambers As I reflect on my journey of the past few months, I am compelled to share my newfound appreciation for the vital role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. In my quest for knowledge and understanding, I understood further that embracing diversity goes beyond race,…

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Creating a collaborative culture at AJ Chambers

Collaboration is a word we often hear in the workplace and is essential to a cohesive team. In this article, we explore how our AJ Chambers use collaboration to improve our service. We employ it as one of our core values. Collaboration research Collaboration, at its core, is the act of people working together to…

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The Tax Implications of Having Young Children

Many people reading this will already be aware first hand, that raising young children is an expensive business. Fortunately, this is recognised by the government, and help is at hand in the form of monthly child benefit payments. This can be vital. Particularly for working parents of small children before they go to school, with…

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AJ Chambers adopts ‘George’s Law’

Why you must support the Miscarriage Leave Bill! Did you know that a staggering 25% of UK pregnancies end in loss? Did you also know that if someone suffers a pregnancy loss before 24 weeks, it is up to their employer to decide to allow paid leave? Find out more about George’s Law. A lawyer…

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Mastering the art of networking

Let’s be real, networking can be awkward. Navigating a room of unfamiliar faces, trying to strike up meaningful conversations. It’s no wonder most of us find it uncomfortable, or even downright intimidating. Explore our networking tips. And yet, for lawyers, networking is a professional necessity, as indispensable a skill as crafting a compelling legal brief….

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Using authentic personal branding to your advantage

Do you know how you’re spoken about when you’re not in the room? How do others truly perceive you? We talk to David McIntosh at KPMG about how to use authenticity on social media to escape the competition. Make sure you show up consistently and with high quality content. Find out how to achieve the…

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Interview preparation: asking the right questions

Your interview preparation hinges on various factors or their interplay. One such thing that is often overlooked is the importance of the set of questions you, the interviewee, ask. With the chance to ask questions usually coming at the conclusion of the interview, what better opportunity is there to leave a positive lasting impression? Having…

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Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation in M&A

Transforming Mergers and Acquisitions James Gosling, Director and Head of M&A at AJ Chambers, discusses the importance of Business Intelligence and technology in the Accountancy and Legal market. In collaboration with Pulse. Second to its people, data is one of the most powerful assets any company has. This becomes even more evident in the Mergers…

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