Welcome to the Armstrong Watson Legal Sector resources page where you will find a wealth of information about key issues and legislation affecting the Legal Sector, and our specialist services designed for the law profession.
Consultation on Taxation of Partnerships and LLPs - HMRC has now published its long awaited consultation document on the taxation of partnerships and LLPs
SIFA - Business planning services for lawyers - Assisting firms to adapt to the organisational and compliance demands of the Legal Services Act
36% of Law firms could go out of business - Could industry reforms and recession spell the end of 36% of Law firms in the East of England?
ABS - Does it present a threat or an opportunity for your firm?
Law firms emerging out of the recession - What can be done to combat such tough economic times?
Are we better sticking together? - Most commentators are predicting a period of necessary consolidation in the legal sector
How important is price to clients? - Recent developments are pushing the legal sector towards the two Cs – consolidation and commoditisation
Partnership affairs - We're noticing an increasing number of partnership disputes thanks to the economy. What can be done about them?
The Legal Services Act - What does it mean for me?
What the COFA's in for - Who should the COFA be, and what are their main responsibilities?
Carlisle Breakfast Briefing - Forget your website?
Skipton Legal Sector Briefing - Exploring best practice and current issues
Legal Sector Briefing - Carlisle - Measure what matters - to build stronger financial performance and to achieve financial stability under OFR
Legal Sector Briefing - Leeds - In partnership with Huthwaite International, covering increasing fee income through service
Legal Sector Briefing - Dumfries - Exploring best practice and current issues including developments within the legal profession
Legal Sector Briefing - Leeds - The benefits of developing and maintaining a risk aware culture
Mergers and Acquisitions Opportunities
Seminars and Conferences
Alternative Business Structures: Is it for you? What's involved? - Andrew Jackson - Connect2Law - Covering links between claims management companies and Alternative Business Structures and the process involved
The Benefits and Process of ABS Applications - with Taylor & Emmet LLP - Connect2Law - Including reasons to become and ABS, the impact of the referral fee ban and potential structures to adopt
Moving Forward with Mergers - with Nelsons - Connect2Law - Covering taxation issues, why mergers are back on the agenda and valuations
Mergers and Acquisitions - what to look out for - Covering benchmarking and the merger process from both the buyers and sellers perspective
Appropriate Trading Structures - Covering options, implications and a case study
Legal Services Act - Leeds - Including new entrants, responses and the impact of ABS in partnership with Professor Stephen Mayson. The opportunities created by the Legal Services Act are also discussed by SIFA
Legal Services Act - Sheffield - In association with both Professor Stephen Mayson and SIFA we cover the new Act and what it means for your law firm, including the impact on both the public and the legal profession
Mergers & Acquisitions - Including the drivers, due diligence and an overview from the perspective of both the buyer and seller
The LAW is a quarterly publication designed specifically for the legal sector covering topical issues affecting law firms and their clients
Solicitors Compliance Masterclass - Carlisle - In accordance with The Sheffield & District Law Society including an update on SRA and an overview of the new regulatory regime with Web4Law
Solicitors Compliance Masterclass - Leeds- Covering an update of SRA and the new regulatory regime in accordance with The Sheffield & District Law Society