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Our team of 27 legal 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.

We have seen 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 to take advantage of the opportunities this presents for law firms and ensure you stay ahead of the game.

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

Have you seen our latest webinar?

Stay up to date with SRA Accounts Rules compliance.  

Making a difference

  • The Law Society’s LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey author since 2009. In 2017, 169 practices took part, which provided meaningful legal benchmarking on key financial data including fee income, employment  costs, profitability, working capital and financial stability.
  • ICAEW Solicitors' Special Interest Group representation. 
  • ILFM Executive Council representation.
  • Don't miss out on our regular seminars keeping you up to date on topical issues.

How can we help you?

  • Audit and accountancy
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax planning and remuneration advice
  • Legal benchmarking
  • Practice profitability advice
  • Managing working capital
  • Business plans and financial projections
  • SRA compliance support
  • Fee earner training and cashier courses
  • Practice management software advice
  • Selling a law firm and preparing it for sale
  • Buying a practice
  • Setting up a practice
  • Practice structure
  • Incorporation advice
  • Financial planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Bookkeeping and management accounts
  • Payroll
  • Litigation support

Have you read The Law Society's LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey 2018?

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

 

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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Key contacts

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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