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Our dedicated team of legal accountants will help you achieve your potential and develop new opportunities, however large your legal practice and whatever your field of expertise. 

From sole practitioners to major partnerships, limited companies and LLPs, our unrivalled sector knowledge allows us to add real value.

Understanding you

We are currently the accountants for over 130 legal practices and more than 650 individual solicitors across the UK.

We work with legal practices 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

Law firm accounting, taxation and business advice is where our specialist team of 28 experienced accountants excel.

We provide you with far more than the conventional compliance-based services offered by many accountancy firms.

Making a difference

By collaborating with us, you will be working with legal accountants who:

  • are active members of the Law Society’s Law Management Section, and since 2009 have produced their Financial Benchmarking Survey;
  • sit on the committee of the Solicitors' Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Executive Council of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management; and
  • hold regular seminars to keep you up to date on topical issues and are CPD registered with the Law Society.

How can we help you?

  • COFA support services
  • Accountancy and Audit
  • Financial reporting 
  • Creative structure advice
  • High level tax planning and mitigation services
  • SRA Accounts Rules audits
  • Compliance advice and systems health check 
  • Strategic planning
  • Reconstruction, mergers and de-mergers
  • Remuneration advice
  • Retirement planning
  • Pension schemes
  • Meaningful and bespoke benchmarking against similar practices
  • Litigation support
  • New practice start-ups and incorporation services
  • Practice sales and external investment
  • Practice software advice
  • Internal reporting and financial control improvements
  • Management accounts reporting 
  • FD cover/support 
  • Partner and fee earner training 
  • SRA communication 

 

Have you seen us in the press?

Our accountants for solicitors and legal practices regularly write for a variety of national publications.  

 

What our clients say

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    Hazlewoods niche expertise with firms in our industry sets them apart from all the others

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    Hazlewoods have got inside detail of what’s going on in my world, which is very helpful

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    Because they specialised in working with firms in our industry they knew the issues that we were facing as a business and they knew how they could help us, that was the major contributing factor to us going with them

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    We were all very impressed with the audit work. [The auditors] were extremely professional and polite, having worked with many auditors and as an auditor myself in the past, they were genuinely exceptional in comparison to others I’ve worked with. We really appreciated the detail of the work you carried out and your helpfulness in answering various SRA related queries. The issues highlighted will definitely help us tighten things up as a business going forwards and will help us revise our controls and processes to make them more compliant and robust.

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Publications for download

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Jon Cartwright - Partner Jon Cartwright
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Patricia Kinahan - Partner Patricia Kinahan
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Andy Harris - Associate Partner Andy Harris
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Hilary Evans - Director Hilary Evans
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