About davidrjohnston

A specialist in legal information services. The guy who set up the law centre in Roehampton. The guy who edited Megarry and Woodfall as a trainee. The manager who turned around Croner's employment law business. The guy who beat Tolley and Gee brands head to head. The Director who took his publishing team during recessions from £4m to £30m+ and profitability to over 45% for 7 years plus. The group got to £120m+ from £8m on my watch. The UK negotiator for WK in the (abortive) Reed merger at OFT and EU Competition Commission levels. The WK negotiator resolving Inland Revenue content (non-)exclusivity at Cabinet office. Official publisher for the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Official Publisher for HM Customs & Excise. Nothing to do with the Croner/ICAEW deal and proud to be nowhere near that one. The guy who put the software and practice management into CCH brands in the UK. The buyer of IRPC, ESS, PPC, LPMS, Reward, Empire, Hawksmere, Norton-Waugh for Croner. Line Director of Croner/CCH from 98-00; then non-executive with WKUK until 2003. Non-executive with Practical Law Company from 2002-2013. Buyer of the safety software, training and consulting businesses for Lyceum/National Britannia prior to the sale in 2007. Adviser to TRI on acquiring Digita and Abacus accountancy software and legal software acquisitions in 2010-11. Founder and owner of Ark Business Analysis, the Really Busy Partnership, and RBP Ltd. A buy-side specialist in M&A, experienced in legal services markets - not a banker, an accountant or a lawyer - a line guy. But a line guy fluent in economics. Happy to help.

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