Specialist accounting services for the Legal Sector

We're committed to delivering pro-active advice, support and consulting solutions to our legal sector clients through specialist teams who provide the breadth and depth of service you would expect of a top tier firm.

The legal sector is currently undergoing an unprecedented level of change. Armstrong Watson's specialist team helps law firms to respond to these issues.

We aim to work on an agreed fee basis for all of our services. For examples, fees and more detail on how we can help you please click on the above links.

As you'd expect, we also prepare your accounts, SRA Accounts Rules reports and tax returns in a knowledgeable and efficient manner.

Our pro-activity stands us apart from other accountancy firms, generating our track record of providing solutions to law firms.

Download a summary of our recent experience here.

Contact our Legal Sector Partner, Andy Poole, on 07828 857830 to discuss how we can help you.

ABS applications

We will help you to understand the process involved in the ABS application and manage the process from end-to-end, ensuring a smooth and seamless application.



Armstrong Watson offer specialist advice for Barristers including accounting schemes, tax planning, VAT and a FREE financial health check.


Benchmarking services

Bespoke benchmarking for the Legal Sector. Armstrong Watson can analyse and improve the financial performance of your law firm.


Blue Strategic Business Advice

Our dedicated legal sector team specialise in providing accounting services and strategic solutions to law firms.


Bonus schemes and employee rewards

Bespoke bonus scheme packages tailored to your firms strategic objectives with finance training to provide fee earners with the tools required to achieve their targets.


Business Plans

We can help you really understand your business, identify markets, set objectives, be compliant, attract talent and plan for growth.


Finance Training for Fee Earners

Understand your business finances and the implications of your firm's day to day decisions. Learn how to maximise your profits and control cashflow.



We can help you understand what your business might look like in the future, prevent issues before they happen and plan for profit and growth.



Incorporating your law firm could save a considerable amount of tax. Armstrong Watson can manage the process end-to-end.


LLP Conversions

Our specialist team has years of experience setting up and converting to Limited Liability Partnerships. We can manage the process for your firm.


Lock-Up Reviews

Our lock-up review will identify and reduce the amount of cash tied up in your firm. We can help you improve process, cashflow and financial return.


Mergers & Acquisitions

A proactive Mergers and Aquistions service specifically for the Legal Sector with due diligence, financial modelling and tax advice.


Management information review

Armstrong Watson can improve the financial performance of your law firm by optimising your management information and financial reporting.


Outsourced FD Services

Bespoke assistance package for your firm to aid implementation of strategic objectives and improve financial performance.


SAR Training

Ensure your Compliance Officers, fee earners and staff are kept up-to-date with the latest SRA Accounts Rules.


Strategic Review

A department by department strategic review designed to increase the efficiency and profitability of your law firm.


Structure Review

Sole practitioner, partnership, LLP, company, or a hybrid combination; we can help you decide the best way to structure your law firm to compliment your business objectives and financial goals.


Law firm valuation

Armstrong Watson's law firm valuation service will provide a fully substantiated valuation report of your firm's value in the current legal market.


What our clients say

Legal Sector Resources


Andy and our dedicated Legal Sector team write regularly for legal publications on a wide range of topics.


Breakfast briefings

We run an ongoing series of Breakfast Briefing events, designed to keep those in the profession up to date with new legislation and best practices for law firms.


Case studies

Browse our case studies and discover how Armstrong Watson's legal specialists have helped other law firms.


Newsletters and publications

Regular Legal Sector updates covering topical issues affecting law firms and their clients.


Seminars, Conferences and Courses

Our Legal Sector team regularly hold seminars and conferences on key topics. Our experts also providing training courses for law firms


Financial Stability Toolkit

A working resource to help you monitor the financial health of your law firm.



Read what our Legal Sector clients have to say about the outstanding service provided by Armstrong Watson's specialist accounting team.


Get in touch

To find out more about how we can help you or your business, call us on 0808 144 5575 and speak to a member of our team. Alternatively use our contact form to send us a message or arrange a callback.

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