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 see our full list of Legal Sector services below.

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.

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.


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.


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 Acquistions 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.


Partnership offer review

The Armstrong Watson legal sector team can help you to appraise an offer of partnership


PATHtoPARTNER Training Programme

The complete non-technical package for the next partners in your firm delivered by an experienced team who really understand the legal world


SRA Accounts Rules Training

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


Starting a new law firm

Armstrong Watson has vast experience in supporting individuals, or groups of individuals, to set up their own law firm practices.


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.


What our clients say



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.


Your Key Contacts

Andy Poole

Legal Sector Partner

07828 857830

Email Andy

Rosy Rourke

Legal Sector Director

07557 951148

Email Rosy

Tom Blandford

Legal Sector Director

07793 621951

Email Tom

Get in touch

To find out more about how we can help you or your business, contact one of our Legal Sector Specialists above.