Joining forces is one of the key strategies of a modern day law firm. Being larger can allow you to have critical mass in key business areas, increase your geographic spread and give economies of scale in support costs.  But it seems that mergers may be the only option in an oversaturated market.

According to BDO, change in the Scottish Legal market is imminent: Firms will have to merge in response to a legal market with too many law firms and too many lawyers. Law firms may in fact be left with the choice to either merge or fail.