Solicitor Accounting

World class accounting from award winning chartered accountants you can trust

Accounting For Solicitors

Like most other industries out there, Solicitor firms face many general, day-to-day financial tasks – like filing their tax returns and balancing their books. But, unlike other industries, they have their own set of rules and regulations to follow when it comes to accounting.

The Solicitor Accounts Rules [SAR] were put in place to ensure that every firm’s clients’ money is properly protected. From the distribution of electronic statements, to the prohibition of banking facilities – there’s a rule to cover everything.

After a recent rewrite of said rules, it’s important – now more than ever – that an experienced, chartered accountant takes care of your finances. Failure to comply with the rules could result in solicitors being suspended – or worse, struck off.

We Have Open Minds

Recent changes in how solicitors can practice has also thrown a spanner in the works, again resulting in the desperate need for an accountant. Just last month, the Solicitors Regulation Authority [SRA] announced that solicitors can now give advice on a freelance basis. They can operate from home, with no need to join a firm.

This may sound ideal at first – but it opens the legal industry up to a whole new wave of problems. For example, these new set of solicitors will have to apply for professional indemnity insurance, but the rest of their cover is pretty lax. What their insurance covers may be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to explain to clients (which they will have to do.) At Nordens, we’re already aware of the changes in regulations for solicitors, and can easily explain them to you.

Legal Accounting With Nordens

The legal industry is one of the most competitive out there – with solicitor firms searching high and low for ways to differentiate themselves from their competition. Apart from a change in price, one of the major ways these firms try and set them themselves apart is with their fee structures. Here at Nordens, we’ve had a decent amount of experience with each format, and are more than equipped to advise you with which one is right for you. We also provide help with business funding, tax service and so much more.

We Think Long Term

We Understand Solicitors

We understand that, unlike other sectors, the deadlines for solicitor accounting are extremely tight. The SRA requires that all accounts need to be audited within 6 months of their year-end. Missing that deadline is detrimental to your position as a lawyer. We give you the peace of mind you need, by ensuring all audits are completed long before their due date. We also treat the rest of your finances, no matter their importance, with the same urgency – preventing your already stressful job from escalating.

Our Legal Sector Experience

You aren’t the first solicitor we’ve worked with, and you won’t be the last. The team here at Nordens actually have decades of experience between us and plenty of industry know-how. From the old, standard legal firms to the brand new freelance solicitors – we’ve worked with them all. We’re more than equipped to deal with any issue you face, or just generally look after with your accounts.

We See Opportunity

Legal Sector Focused Accounting

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Complete accountancy and bookkeeping services for solicitors

Your proactive team includes your own dedicated accountant and bookkeeper to ensure your business is running smoothly.

Payroll for directors and employees

Dedicated accountant and bookkeeper

Incredibly Fast response times

Voted as EXCELLENT – 9.9 out of 10 based on 164 reviews

Chris Dyer
Director – Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

Simon Cushing
Founder – Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

Christopher Wilce
Founder – Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice.

Legal Sector Business Services

At Nordens, we’re proud to say that we’re equipped to deal with every aspect of accounting – no matter how complex. Why not explore our extensive catalogue of services below.

Employee
Payroll

Administrative duties could be tedious and time-consuming. Hence, we always recommend that time is spent doing other obligations in the business. While we are fully aware that prompt settlement of staff and other expenses related to their…

Bookkeeping Services

Every business, irrespective of the organisational structure, has to carry out bookkeeping functions. This is beyond recommendation as it is highly important. This is because, with adequate bookkeeping, a business firm will be able to keep…

VAT
Returns

Value Added Tax Returns are to be presented to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) every accounting period (precisely three months). Whether you have VAT to pay or not, you still need to do this. Contained in the VAT returns are…

Workplace
Pensions

No matter how long one may be in a company’s service, retirement will surely come. You will end up as a retiree who has to depend on a pension. Well, a workplace pension is a good way to start preparing for retirement. It will help…

Company
Tax Returns

Company Tax Returns are tax assessments levied on the profits made by a company. As a separate legal entity, every company is required by legislation to file for and pay company tax returns. Company tax returns are paid…

SEIS
Investments

The SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) was formed by HMRC in early 2012 with the aim of helping smaller start-up businesses to raise finances via investors. This is done by delivering a number of tax relief on investments, which aid the…

 
Beyond Accountancy

At Nordens, we're more than just accountants - we're business experts who can help you achieve your biggest goals.

Nordens Strategic

Our specialist strategic division at Nordens boasts some of the leading entrepreneurial business minds in the country. We cater towards delivering consistent success stories, whilst helping businesses achieve above and beyond their initial goals.

Through highly-tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Nordens Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can reach new levels of success.

Regardless of how you define ‘success’ for your business, our strategic service is guaranteed to bring about real and lasting change. By partnering with some of the UK’s top business coaches, we’ll steer you along the path to a greater future.

Accounting 2 You

Every business, no matter how big or small, needs to make the right decisions, and how to best manage your accounts can put huge question marks over your business. Accounting2You is here to take that pressure off and provide you with all the answers you need.

Our bookkeeping branch offers a fully inclusive, comprehensive service that you can trust. Since 2005, our specialist bookkeepers have been successfully managing the accounting of both individuals and small businesses.

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting2You will lead your business efficiently, and with real purpose, towards a prosperous future.

Voted as EXCELLENT - 9.9 out of 10 based on 167 reviews

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Chris Dyer

Director - Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

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Jamie Brown

Co-Founder - Chicmi Limited

Very good to work with - the team go above and beyond to make the accounts easy and efficient. They're all super friendly and a joy to work with.

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Simon Rose

Director - Rose Opticians

I have been using Nordens Chartered Accountants for 5 years and very happy with the service provided. All members of the team are very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience which has proved very beneficial to my organisation

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Rebecca Bossick

Founder & Director - Physio LDN

Very easy to contact and put me in touch with the right person whenever I need to ask any questions. Extremely knowledgeable and can help me manage my various businesses whenever I need.

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James Aconley

Principal - Pauline Quirke Academy

Great accountants, always available to offer advice. The team have transformed my business.

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Christopher Wilce

Founder - Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice. We have also been using Nordens strategic services for a couple of years, which has helped bring about significant improvements that exceeded my expectations. With experience of working with several local accountants over my 29 years in business, I’m very pleased with the service I have received from Nordens.

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Dave Hodges

Director - Linekers

Trusted our business with Nordens for over 10 years now and watched the company grow into the successful innovative business it has become today. Deservedly so. Every aspect of financial advice we need is always given promptly and with a smile. We have total confidence in all aspects of advice Nordens give. If you are looking for accountants, its a no brainer!

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Tony Charles

Founder - Foundation Sports Limited

A fantastic, modern, vibrant firm that care about the clients and their staff in abundance. It is rare to find an Accountancy firm with such vibrance and focus and relationships. It is no wonder they win award after award in their field.

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Peter Horlock

Managing Director - Prime Time Boilers

I have been with Nordens for many years now and they are a great accountants.

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Simon Cushing

Founder - Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

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Andrew Martin

Managing Director - AMD Interior Architecture

Great Service at Nordens from a friendly very approachable team Particularly Kirsty Willis and Joe Sword who have been helping us since we started the business in 2016.

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James Robinson

Director - Forma London

Nordens provide a first class service. We moved to Nordens last year and have been impressed with the level of service provided. Keep up the good work!

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  Why I Founded Nordens
Accounting 2 You

In November 2002, having sold our other business interests off earlier in the year, I decided to set up Nordens Chartered Accountants. The easy part was knowing how to do it, as I had established and built a smaller practice a few years earlier. The difficult part, for me, was not following the traditional accountancy path. Having run businesses, both successfully and unsuccessfully, I wanted to help business owners resolve their short term problems and work with them to achieve their longer term goals. Business has always been my interest and I love that I can help business owners achieve what seems like the impossible every single working day.

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