Lawyers & Mergers

SSG Legal, with whom we partner, is led by Andrew Roberts. A legal headhunter for 15 years, he is a former director of two of London's leading search consultancies.

Specialising in headhunting teams and senior lawyers, Andrew also provides an expert service for all aspects of law firm mergers: advice on the options available, management of the merger process, facilitation of the deal and, crucially, post merger integration.


SSG Legal’s customised executive search service is discreet, professional, and highly regarded. Over 80% of their clients come back and use them again. This may be because of the rich, legal experience they offer, or because they truly value their close, effective relationships with our clients.

"I have known Andrew for over 12 years and during that time I have been consistently impressed by his market knowledge and expertise in the sector. He combines this with considerable commercial acumen and strong communication skills. This gives him an edge on his competitors."

John Nelmes Partner Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

Law firm mergers take time and effort, but they also require a wide range of commercial skills. Successful mergers follow a logical sequence of events and using SSG Legal’s proven methodology removes the uncertainty from merger activity, offering the client the highest assurance of success.

"My firm was approached by Andrew Roberts on behalf of a larger regional firm and I am certain that his knowledge, advice and commercial good sense helped both parties overcome the inevitable difficulties and conclude a successful merger."

Managing Partner, Regional firm, June 2009.