Hammonds and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey are set to start integrating their practices and partner pay after securing the vote of more than 95 percent of their combined partnerships to launch as Squire Sanders Hammonds in the new year.

The decision means Hammonds partners will be remunerated entirely on merit by 2013, in keeping with Squire Sanders’ existing practice. The move to a fully merit-based system at Squire Sanders Hammonds will begin to be phased in during 2012.