Our team of specialised accountants and tax advisers are here to help you realise your potential and develop new opportunities for your law firm.

Law firms large and small, across the UK, can benefit from our unrivalled legal sector knowledge.

Understanding you

The legal market is changing. There has been an increase in practice mergers and acquisitions, virtual law firms are becoming a reality and technology developments are changing the way lawyers work. We can help you take advantage of the opportunities this presents for law firms and ensure you stay ahead of the game.

Established 30 years ago, our dedicated legal team has an understanding of every type of firm - we work with lawyers all day, every day. Whenever you seek our advice, you can be sure that it will always be expert, relevant and up to date.

Helping you achieve your goals

Are you looking for a comprehensive answer to:

  • What is my law firm worth?
  • How can I increase the value of my business?
  • What if I want to retire in 5 or 10 years' time?
  • What will we need to borrow to pay a retiring partner?
  • What capital should new equity partners contribute?
  • How much should we pay to acquire another law firm?
  • How do I start my own practice? 

Have you read The Law Society's LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey 2022?

The survey is widely regarded as one of the leading annual health check reports for mid-sized practices.

View the full survey

What makes us different

  • The Law Society’s LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey author since 2009.
  • First accountancy practice to join the Law Management Section of the Law Society.
  • Author of CCH's book entitled ‘Solicitors and Legal Services: An Industry Accounting and Auditing Guide’.
  • Retained by over 200 legal practices (nationwide) and their owners personally.
  • Active speakers at national legal sector events.
  • Regular contributors to the legal press.
  • Expert judges at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards in 2019 and 2020.
  • Advised over 100 practices on their conversion to LLP, limited company or hybrid structure.
  • Knowledge of the Private Equity houses that are interested in pursuing the legal sector.
  • On-site training on the SRA Accounts Rules, role of the COFA, becoming a future partner, etc.
  • Training courses for legal cashiers and accounts staff, in varying locations around the country.

Working together

We work with a number of organisations and groups to ensure we can provide you with the most up to date business advice and support for you and your law firm.

Current chair and members of the ICAEW's Solicitors Advisory Group for the last 15 years.

ILFM Executive Council members since 2014. 

Founding partner of Law Firm Ambition, a central resource for law firms. 

Members of the Association of Law Firm Merger Advisers.

Legal Focus            

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Buying out a retiring owner

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CBILS and reforecasting

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