Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Willan Publishing to Taylor & Francis

London, UK (May 2010)

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Willan Publishing Ltd was founded by its Managing Director Brian Willan in 1999 with a clear focus to publish high-quality books on Criminology, Criminal Justice, Policing, Forensic Psychology and related disciplines for the whole spectrum of student, academic and practitioner markets. It is now arguably the leading UK publisher in its field.

In addition to successful textbooks such as Professor Tim Newburn's Criminology and Roger Hopkins Burke's Introduction to Criminological Theory (third edition, 2009), Willan has developed a group of best-selling multi-author Handbooks in various disciplines, and also a number of respected series, such as the Cambridge Criminal Justice series, published in association with Cambridge University's Institute of Criminology.

Willan Publishing was an Independent Publishing Awards winner in 2008 and 2009 and is the third such winner to have been represented by Bertoli Mitchell in as many years.

Bertoli Mitchell structured and led the transaction, acting on behalf of the Willan shareholders.