Iain Donaldson, Hill Dickinson LLP

"Always approachable & sensible. A strong commercially minded practice with an excellent skill base"

Services for Solicitor Firms


Your accounts will be prepared in the required format including Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Partners’ Capital Accounts etc., for submission to H.M. Revenue & Customs and for limited companies and LLPs to Companies House.

Taxation saving advice and compliance

We advise you how to safely benefit from tax saving opportunities in all the principal areas of taxation, including Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Corporation Tax, National Insurance and VAT. We will also prepare your firm’s and individual principals’ tax returns.

Book-keeping, management accounts & COFA support

Your firm’s book-keeping procedures will be maintained in accordance with SRA Accounts Rules. We also provide management accounts, budgets cash flow forecasts and benchmarking statistics to help you continuously improve financial control and profitability.

Personal finances and wealth creation

We help you plan your personal finances to grow your personal wealth, ensure your financial security and provide health protection for you and your family in collaboration with Independent Financial Advisors.

Practice growth and profit improvement

Our business growth tools developed specifically for solicitors, provide you with advice and support to grow your practice, increase profits and create successful business strategies.

SRA requirements as Reporting Accountants

As authorised Reporting Accountants we advise you on accounting and financial control systems to ensure compliance with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and avoid reportable breaches.

Retirement and succession planning

We help you plan your retirement and succession by advising you on appropriate options taking into account the personal circumstances of the principals. This includes practice valuations, identifying acquirers, tax planning, assistance with negotiations, post-sale consultancy arrangements and pension planning.



Referrals and introductions

We place special emphasis on referring solicitors to our clients and large network of contacts. Therefore, we will always want to know your specialisations and ideal recommendations.

Value for money

To ensure we provide you with value for money and there are no surprises, we always tell you in advance our fees or the basis of our fees.

COMP 365 Procurement Service

We offer a value added procurement service providing trusted and known suppliers specifically for solicitors.  We have an extensive range of services and products provided on highly competitive terms, whilst ensuring the highest levels of service and value.

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Working Arrangements

If you are a solicitor who wishes to relieve themselves of administration and practice management so that you can concentrate just on client matters, then we can assist you in locating the right practice and working arrangements that best suits you.