News UK US & The Americas Hammonds prepares the ground for US merger By The Lawyer 18 August 2008 08:44 17 December 2015 15:56 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Pie Eater 18 August 2008 at 09:11 Hammonds US Merger! Crossley is nothing if not honest. But it is an interesting marketing strategy to ‘fess up to “all our problems” and admit that some partners are seeking a “silver bullet” as part of a plan to pursue a US merger partner. For sale: Car with previous reckless owners, lots of recent welding work, came close to being written off but has since been running well on smooth roads. Not the most attractive marketing message! Reply Link Anonymous 19 August 2008 at 14:00 Same Old Tune It is like the ” Don’t get drunk and invite a lawsuit for sexual harassment” articles that appear every Christmas. I imagine a transatlantic merger has probably been on the Partner Conference agenda every year since the mid 90s along with ” How to improve our IT , reduce WIP and get more annuity clients” ! . Not that Hamonnds will be alone amongst law firms in that respect but what is different now? Hope springs eternal i suppose but as the least successful major firm in the Uk in terms of recent growth Hammonds is hardly a great catch for any US firm is it ?” Reply Link Anonymous 19 August 2008 at 22:25 Hammonds Sorry – why is this news? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.