Law & Accountancy Firm Sales - Business Brokers

About Us

Jonathan Fagan MD Ten Percent Legal
Jonathan Fagan, MD

“Hello and welcome to our company. My name is Jonathan Fagan and I am a non-practising solicitor, legal recruitment consultant and specialist law & accountancy firm sales adviser. I founded the Ten Percent Group of websites in April 2000 and have been involved in buying and selling law & accountancy firms ever since. JonathanFagan.co.uk is our specialist broker site.

Please feel free to drop me an email or give me a ring if you would like a confidential discussion regarding law or accountancy firm sales and I am always happy to help.”

I found your Company offers an invaluable service and you have been very supportive throughout.  I am surprised that more law firms do not use your service because I know of a few law firms who have just tagged onto a local firm (probably for no money) or simply closed due to high professional indemnity insurance. 

KL, Seller of Solicitors’ Firm, June 2021.

Why Choose Us?

  1. We do not charge sellers any fees
  2. We charge buyers a fixed fee, only payable if a deal occurs
  3. Our service is completely confidential
  4. We are not sales people and we give impartial advice

Who Are We?

JonathanFagan.co.uk is part of the Ten-Percent group of Legal & Financial Recruitment websites based in the UK and assisting with national and international legal jobs for lawyers and legal staff. Throughout our trading history we have been involved in sales and mergers of law & accountancy firms. Jonathan Fagan is our in house adviser for sales and mergers and this is our specialist broker website.

For law firm recruitment please visit the main Ten Percent Legal Recruitment website for permanent roles and Interim Lawyers for locum roles. For accountancy firm recruitment please visit the Ten Percent Financial Recruitment website.

Jonathan Fagan is a trading name of TP Recruitment Limited, a privately owned company. The owners are Jonathan Fagan (non-practising solicitor) and Dr Clare Fagan (non-practising GP), both specialist recruiters with over 35 years legal and financial recruitment experience between us. The Ten Percent Group of websites donate 10% of annual profits to the Ten Percent Foundation, hence our name.

No Sellers’ Fees

We offer a unique approach to buying, selling and merging law firms. We charge no upfront fees for making introductions for the sale, purchase or merger of a law or accountancy firm. The buying party contracts with us to pay a success fee if a deal occurs. The seller pays no fees at all. We are business brokers (as well as recruitment consultants) and have been working with law & accountancy firms on sales, acquisitions and mergers for a number of years.

There are very few professional services available to assist solicitors & accountants in buying, selling and merging law & accountancy firms at a reasonable rate and on a no-sale no-fee basis.

One professional law firm consultant charges £2,500 + VAT simply to consider your sale or merger before even progressing to advertising it – and then charges a percentage fee on top if successful. Others charge £500 to include your firm in a businesses for sale list similar to the one here.

We think this is unfair and unnecessary – you don’t pay an estate agent to sell your house before he/she has found you any buyers..why pay a business broker?

Recent Deals

  • Sale of a small South Wales solicitors’ firm
  • Sale of a specialist South England wills & probate solicitors’ firm
  • Sale of a North West England licensed conveyancing firm
  • Sale of a £2 million turnover Home Counties solicitors’ firm
  • Sale of accountancy firm clients in London
  • Sale of a small law firm in Buckinghamshire
  • Sale of a sole practitioner’s firm in Berkshire
  • Sale of an ABS law firm in London
  • Sale of a specialist law firm in Shropshire
  • Sale of a High Street firm in South Wales
  • Sale of a small High Street Solicitors’ firm in Leicester
  • Sale of a Sole Practitioner High Street Solicitors’ firm in North Lincolnshire
  • Sale of a small High Street Solicitors’ firm in Stoke on Trent
  • Sale and Transfer of Staff – Personal Injury Practice in Manchester

About Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP Cert RP is a qualified solicitor and Managing Director of TP Recruitment Limited. He studied law at Leicester University and Frankfurt University before training with a specialist practice. On qualification he worked for a Chambers-listed solicitors’ firm before going in house, subsequently founding Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment, Ten Percent Financial Recruitment and the Ten-Percent Foundation, a charitable trust linked to the recruitment agency.

Jonathan personally handles all business sales and purchases. We have a database of over 300 registered buyers and we send out regular updates to over 8,000 law firms via our recruitment network. Our companies have worked with over 2,500 law firms and accountancy firms since April 2000.

Jonathan is editor of the Legal Recruitment News, and Accountancy Recruitment News, both monthly newsletter updates for Employers and Candidates in law and accountancy. He is the author of The Guide to Writing a Legal CV, Interview Answers for Lawyers and the Interview Guide for Lawyers (available at our bookshop) and has lectured in the past at Huddersfield University on CV Preparation, Interview Practice and Legal Careers for LPC students. You can read his award-winning Legal Recruitment blog here, which contains advice on interview questions, recruitment tips for firms and candidates, as well as commentary on the legal job market. You can also read his regularly updated Ten Percent Article Bank here.