We specialise in the sale and purchase of law and accountancy firms including solicitors’ firms, accountancy practices, financial advisers, licensed conveyancers’ practices, tax advisers, legal start-ups, lawtech companies and claims management companies, usually within a range of £50k through to £3 million.
Jonathan Fagan is the Managing Director of the Ten Percent group of recruitment websites. He is a non-practising solicitor and has been recruiting solicitors and accountants for over 20 years. All sales and purchase inquiries are handled personally and we do not employ sales people.
Speak to us today in confidence on 0800 246 5016
We keep an updated database of law firms and accountancy practices for sale.
|100245||North West England||North West based HR and Employment Law Consultancy for sale as a going concern. 75 ongoing client contracts in place. Low drop off. PII minimal. Turnover c£135k, no staff, consultancy arrangements in place, very few overheads. Opportunity for rapidly increasing turnover through marketing. No promotion undertaken at present. Would suit an employment law firm looking for additional client base and services.|
|100244||London||Well established central London Solicitors’ Firm looking for a sale. Turnover c.£650k, 40% profit margin. Smaller sized, well run practice. Small team of staff for TUPE. Long headlease of premises available or lease if preferred. Clients mainly London based but also South East and international. 55% Litigation, 30% Employment, 10% General Commercial & IP. Partners happy to remain for 6-12 months. Low PII.|
|100243||Gloucestershire||ABS limited company law firm available for sale as a shell. Established less than 12 months, firm set up for private client work. Very little trading to date. All existing private client files will be finished before sale. PII c£5,600 - due for renewal in March 2022. No assets, no staff, no premises. Website potentially available if required. Claims free history. Easily relocatable from Gloucestershire. Quick sale welcomed.|
|100242||Hertfordshire||Sole practitioner looking to merge or sell. SRA regulated limited company structure (not ABS). £35k turnover, no staff, with owner happy to remain as a consultant. Only 5 star reviews. Will bank. Clients in London, Essex and Hertfordshire. No referral arrangements. 60% litigation, 20% private client, 20% non-contentious/advisory work. Firm is run from a home office. Claims free firm. Low PII.|
|100241||Manchester||ABS limited company for sale as a shell. No IP, clients or staff. Simple shell sale of the ABS itself. Currently based in Manchester, the ABS has been trading in personal injury work. No conveyancing to date, no claims, no premises. Offers invited for a quick sale.|
|100240||London||LAA Crime Contract available. London area, 8 rota schemes, owner’s private following also available. Contract expires in September 2022 with potential for further extension to March 2023. You will need to have an office in Zones 1 or 2 as well as the SQM or LEXCEL plus at least one CLAS member. Contract only – no staff, premises or firm. Offers welcomed.|
|100239||West Midlands||Solicitors’ firm for sale in the West Midlands. Very well established law firm with c£750k turnover and c25% profit margin, loyal staff team. Mix of work is Conveyancing (44%), Family (32%), Private Client (14%) and Housing (10%). LEXCEL & CQS accredited, legal aid contract in housing. 2,500 will bank, short lease, good location. Firm on all lender panels. Owner looking to concentrate on fee earning and happy to remain involved as required, consultant or otherwise.|
|100238||Staffordshire||Staffordshire solicitors’ firm trading as a partnership for over 35 years and looking for a sale due to a retiring partner. Other partner looking to remain as a consultant or employee. Sellers will consider the option of a partner joining or a sale/merger. £500k turnover with 20-25% profit margin and scope for improving the profit ratio and further development of the firm. Small loyal team of staff for TUPE. Mix of mainly residential & commercial conveyancing (47%) and private client work (40%). c4000 will bank. Strong, established client base, mainly local and includes agricultural sector. Clients recommended, sourced from website or referred by IFAs.|
|100237||Hertfordshire||Small Private Client firm based near Stansted Airport looking for a sale or handover due to owner’s retirement. c£65k turnover, no staff, 30% probate, 50% wills, 15% LPAs. Currently referring conveyancing, contentious probate & trust administration work to another firm. PII costs are £1.3k pa. 30 files open at present include 9 estates and 10 LPAs. Clients mainly local. Owner happy to stay on in short term for handover.|
|100236||Surrey||Solicitors' firm (Limited Company) based in Surrey for sale. Turnover c£650k and net profitability >£160,000. Quality operation with fully qualified staff operating at top of their game. Private Client practice with 90% returning clients weighted towards Matrimonial and wills and Probate (5000 wills bank) with some Conveyancing (all Lenders' panels)
Top reputation and unblemished record and lowest £15k indemnity premium. Only 5 star reviews. Office on 5 year renewable lease. All necessary accreditations - STEP, Resolution, CQS. Rare opportunity to acquire whistle-clean high-performance business with best reputation and following.
|100235||National||Claims Management Company (CMC) looking for a sale. Lawyer-owned company specialising in housing litigation cases – national presence. Regular £100k+ turnover via online platform and sale also includes ownership of a well-known advisory website with 1 million visitors per year. CMC generating 500 claims per year in 2020. No staff, no premises. Potential for growth.|
|100234||Bristol||Bristol based Solicitors’ Firm for sale or merger. Specialist Civil Litigation, mostly Probate/Inheritance and Property work. Turnover c.£160k. Sole practitioner, no staff. Work via recommendations, referrals from other firms and a referral agency. Clients mainly Bristol based. Seller looking for clean break but prepared to remain as a consultant for a period of time. Claims free history.|
|100233||South Wales||South Wales Conveyancing Law Firm looking for a sale. Turnover c.£170k. Well established with over 25 years trading history. Small staff team looking to remain, owner happy to stay on as a consultant for up to 3 years post-sale. Clients mainly local, all recommendation or repeat (no referral fees paid). Firm is on all major lender panels. Claims free history. Longstanding office available on a reasonable rent.|
|100231||Oxfordshire||Sole practitioner based in South Oxfordshire looking to sell or merge in order to expand and increase turnover. 70% residential conveyancing, 30% wills & probate. Turnover c.£200k, profit c33%. Small staff, owner not retiring - looking to remain after sale/merger, claims free history. Local clients mainly. CQS accredited and on majority of lender panels where possible. Office based in good location, current lease expires 2023. PII premium (£30k) reflects amount of property work undertaken.|
|100230||London||Director and staff at central London ABS firm looking to find a law firm to take them on. Turnover £300-400k, 2 solicitors plus paralegals/support staff. Strong following of 80-90% HNW Russian speaking UK and overseas clients. Solicitors prepared to be tied in for a period of time as required to ensure client retention. Firm available for merger, but issues with PII due to an outstanding claim and finances. Primarily conveyancing but also some family, corporate and litigation. Opportunity to get a functioning team of Russian speaking staff with own work (and a lot more in the pipeline) at minimal cost. Quick deal sought.|
|100229||Hertfordshire/North London||Firm on Hertfordshire/North London border (CQS registered) for sale. Two Partner practice dealing with residential and commercial conveyancing (80%) wills and probate (15%) and miscellaneous other non contentious matters(5%) . Turnover c£475k. Sale due to retirement of one partner. Second partner happy to remain for a while if required . Small support staff team. Work sourced mostly from old clients and their recommendation but also from various estate agents and mortgage brokers. No referral fees paid. Firm on all major lenders' panels. Clients mostly based in Hertfordshire, North London and Essex but not restricted to those areas. Offices are leasehold.|
|100228||London||UNDER OFFER City London Boutique practice. Construction, property, insurance, tax, family and immigration. 2 partners with 15 consultant solicitors and 1 paralegal. 2020/2021 turnover of £2,250,000 net profit before tax £700k. Merger or acquisition.|
|100227||Sussex||SOLD Solicitors’ firm – sole practitioner – based on the South Coast and looking to sell or merge. c£100k turnover (>50% reduction 2021 to £45k), clients are based locally, in London and further afield. Mix of work is c60% conveyancing (including small amount of commercial), c40% private client. Will bank c325. Seller retiring, but happy to remain as a part time consultant for a few years. Claims free for 19 years. SQM accredited. On a number of lender panels including Lloyds, Halifax, Barclays, Nationwide, Virgin and member of Lender Exchange. Seller owns premises and happy to provide lease if required. Reasonable offer accepted especially if a buyer can progress in the next 6 weeks (PII renewal date).|
|100226||East London||East London law firm for sale. c£37-45k turnover, residential & commercial conveyancing, landlord & tenant, debt recovery, family and wills & probate. Two member practice, sellers flexible as to whether remaining involved. No staff for transfer. Low PII (£6.6k), flexible lease on serviced offices. No lender panels and no CQS. 9 year claims free history. Clients mainly East London based.|
|100225||North London||Well established North London solicitors’ firm with 25 years + trading history, looking to sell due to owner retirement. Conveyancing, Leasehold Enfranchisement and Private Client work. CQS and ALEP accredited, the firm are on the majority of lender panels, PII £15k pa. Turnover c.£200k. 1.5 support staff, no other fee earners. Significant high street presence - lease available if wanted. Owner looking to remain as a consultant for 3 years post-sale.|
|100221||National (currently Cardiff)||SOLD Cardiff based solicitors' firm looking for a sale. CQS accredited practice with full lender panel membership, Turnover c£120-140k, sources of work from referrers - local, national and international, owner can remain as consultant if required. 50% residential conveyancing, 40% commercial property and 10% wills & probate. No premises. Fully mobile.|
|100219||North West England||UNDER OFFER North West England CLC Licensed Conveyancers (Limited Company structure) looking for a sale, merger or buy in. Turnover c.£500k. TUPE - team of conveyancers, support staff and an office manager. Full & extensive lender panel membership. Referral agreements in place with estate agents with a national client base. Well established firm – mainly residential caseload but the firm also undertakes commercial property work. Premises available for lease or sale. Seller happy to remain for some time if needed.|
|100218||Lancashire||Well established Lancashire based Solicitors’ Firm looking for a sale, merger or buy in. Turnover c.£400k. One partner looking to retire, the other to remain as a consultant. Small, well run practice with small staff for TUPE. Good claims history. Mix of Personal Injury work (75%), Conveyancing, Private Client and other (25%). National and local clients. Low PII premium. Firm is on selected lenders’ panels.|
|100212||Manchester||Small solicitors' firm in Manchester looking for a quick sale - offers over £33k welcome. Two partner firm practising Personal Injury and Immigration. PII is extremely low at £3,300 per annum. Turnover c.£50k per annum (see below) with high profit margins. No staff. Well established website. Low cost lease available on high street premises in a Manchester suburb. Work has been 70% Personal Injury, 25% Immigration. Claims free firm with a trading history of over 10 years. Owner not looking to remain involved. NB: Partners looking to sell due to illness and have been turning down work in recent times as a result - huge potential for quick expansion.|
|100211||North East Wales||UNDER OFFER Small specialist Family Solicitors’ Firm in North East Wales with a Legal Aid Contract in place looking for a sale or merger. Well established firm with existing sources of work transferring to the buyer. Small TUPE staff. Owner happy to remain as a consultant. 80% legal aid work, 20% privately funded. Owner happy to remain as a consultant.|
|100209||Nottingham||Lexcel & CQS accredited Nottingham Solicitors’ Firm looking for a sale due to retirement. Well established and claims free business with a c£750k turnover and strong profit margin. Leased offices, small team of staff for TUPE, 1,500 active files and links to estate agents for work. Local clients and some national. Caseload of Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Wills & Probate. Sellers happy to stay on in medium term as required.|
|100208||Hertfordshire||Hertfordshire CLC Regulated Licensed Conveyancers Firm with a £400k+ turnover and c50% profit margins looking for a sale or merger due to retirement of a partner. Small staff for TUPE, clients from recommendations and website. No claims. Active client database. Firm handles residential conveyancing with a small caseload of commercial conveyancing. Paperless office and no long term lease commitment. Firm is on the panel for all mainstream mortgage lenders, LMS and lender exchange. Busy property firm with lots of potential.|
|100205||South West London||South West London solicitors’ firm operating as a partnership looking for either a buy-in from potential future partners or a sale/merger. Turnover c.£250-360k, profit margin 30%+. No staff. Asset-free sale. Work mainly conveyancing and wills & probate. Also other work in commercial, employment and civil litigation. Clients are locally based. Partners willing to stay on in the short term for hand over. Practice ripe for development. Claims free history.|
|100204||Staffordshire||Well established solicitors’ firm in Stoke on Trent area looking for a sale or merger. Turnover c.£500k, profit margin 20%. Staff team for TUPE. Multi-office practice with both freehold and leasehold office premises. Work mix includes personal injury, clinical negligence, conveyancing, family, employment and wills & probate. Client sources mainly from website, repeat and recommendation. Clients located in the Stoke area and nationwide. Partners willing to stay on as consultants. Claims free history.|
|100202||Hertfordshire||Small general practice for sale based in Hertfordshire specialising in Commercial & Residential Conveyancing and Private Client with a small amount of litigation. SRA regulated, limited company structure. Looking to either sell the company or alternatively merge or take on additional partners. £400k turnover, c.33% profit margin, TUPE team of staff, referral arrangements in place, claim free history, owner retiring but happy to stay on as a consultant or operating practice as a branch office. Sensible offers for purchase, merger or partnership welcomed. Usual lender panel membership.|
|100201||Surrey||CLC licensed law firm based in Surrey looking for a sale due to retirement. Owner happy to stay on in short term for smooth handover. Turnover c£400k, profit £140k. Small team for TUPE, clients mainly from referrals (no paid) or repeat business. Database of 6,000+ clients, 4,000 will bank. Clients located mainly in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Work types are Residential Conveyancing, Wills & Probate and some Commercial Property matters.|
|100199||London||Central London Solicitors’ Firm looking for a sale. Sole practitioner. Caseload is mainly commercial and residential property, landlord & tenant, retail, lease extension, collective enfranchisement, auctions and probate. Clients mainly from personal recommendation. Small staff for TUPE. Turnover & profit £tbc. Smaller sized, well established practice. Partner happy to continue as a consultant on a part time basis. Claims free history.|
|100198||SW London||Well established sole practitioner solicitors’ firm in South West London looking for a sale. £100k turnover, 75% profit margin, no staff for TUPE, 25-30 files. Mix of work is conveyancing, residential and commercial leases, family, housing, employment, immigration, general business, litigation and a little bit of all areas. No legal aid. Clients based in and around London. Source of work is walk in trade and personal referral. Seller happy to remain a consultant as required. Looking to retire longer term.|
|100197||Dublin, Ireland||Well established Dublin solicitors’ firm for sale. Sole practitioner looking to sell a profitable practice with onsite car parking situated in close proximity to the courts and the airport. Leasehold premises (long term lease available). General practice firm with external consultants handling work as required. Turnover c€300-400k with a profit margin of c.40-50%. Areas of law include Probate & Estates, Conveyancing, Litigation, Commercial, Landlord and Tenant and Family. Excellent location without local competition. Lots of goodwill, no marketing needed at present – the firm have to turn work away. Significant potential to grow the business and expand. Client sources are referrals, auctioneers and other professional contacts. Mainly local clients but some national and international work as well. Large will bank. Owner looking to pursue other interests.|
|100196a||National||Law firm franchises for sale across the UK from just £35k. Solicitors firm with SRA consent to offer franchises in suitable locations across the UK. Prices start from just £35k plus royalties and come with full support. Suitable for anyone looking to quickly establish a law firm in any location. Interested Parties must fulfill the basic criteria in having at least 3 years post qualification experience (PQE) in any discipline.|
|100196||West Yorkshire||West Yorkshire Solicitors firm for sale. £200k turnover, £57k profit, no TUPE staff (remaining fee earners are consultants) and a local West Yorkshire client base. Work includes Commercial Property, Business Sales & Purchase, Personal Injury and General Litigation. Fairly well established practice with no claims history. Director looking to remain as consultant. No lease. Offers invited.|
|100194||Bedfordshire||Well established Bedfordshire Solicitors' firm, SRA regulated, looking for a sale. Support staff plus a sole practitioner specialising in private family law (no legal aid) with a turnover of c£170k and profit £75k. Seller looking for a clean break and invites sensible offers. Happy to stay for a transition period. Clients mainly local. Continuation of lease on office available.
|100192||Bristol||A very well established law firm based in the Bristol area looking for a sale. £800k turnover, multi-office practice. Owner ideally looking to retire. Mix of Conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Family Law work. Leasehold offices. Support staff and fee earners to come with the practice.|
|100191||London||Small solicitors’ firm £125k turnover looking for a merger or investment opportunities to grow the existing UK and international client base. Niche energy and infrastructure practice encompassing corporate/commercial and commercial property based in central London. Ideally looking for a merger with another law firm or input from another potential partner or investor to expand either in the same field or new areas. Owner looking to stay in the practice.|
|100187||National||Specialist family law practice with a national client base looking to merge or bolt on with a larger practice. Family legal aid contract in place, turnover c£400k. Staff team transfer, 400+ live files. Will bank of over 800 wills, split of work is Divorce 35%, Children 40%, Wills & Probate 20%, Contested Probate 5%. Owner happy to sell the practice or alternatively will consider a merger and partnership/consultancy.|
|100185||South West England||Consistently profitable niche Litigation firm with regular supply of clients from external sources coupled with internet marketing, looking to take on a partner with a buy in and transfer of equity. Will consider immediate outright sale. A great opportunity for someone to take a practice in the direction they want and to run it as they wish. Not interested in selling to a law firm or merging. Seller will stay on as required. c £300k turnover. South West England location.|
|100181||East Yorkshire||Solicitors firm based in East Yorkshire looking to merge with another practice. Existing staff will stay with the practice, owner moving overseas. Mix of work family law (no children), conveyancing, wills, probate and powers of attorney, civil litigation, personal injury, medical negligence and criminal injuries compensation. Turnover c£120k. There are claims outstanding, although PII remains fairly low at £10k. Also interested in finding a partner willing to join.|
|100176||North London||Solicitors’ firm based in North London looking for a sale or merger. High street firm, extremely well established for almost 100 years, most work via recommendations. Mix of files including general civil litigation, landlord & tenant (both contentious and non-contentious), residential & commercial conveyancing and company commercial. TUPE staff and assets included. Partners happy to remain for the medium term as required. Low PII. Turnover c£600k, profit margin 28%. Good opportunity to purchase a very stable business with extensive network of work.|
|100170||London||Sole Practitioner Solicitor’s firm for sale in central London. Turnover c£160-180k with 60% profit margin. 2/3 client base is located in London, work is privately funded crime (40%), family (40%), lorry recovery and extradition. TUPE staff. Owner looking for sale as moving overseas.|
|100169||East Anglia||UNDER OFFER Solicitors Firm in East Anglia for sale. Sole practitioner retiring. Turnover c£250-300k. Staff for TUPE and smooth handover. High street setting and well established – over 30 years. No referral arrangements – clients repeat or walk in. General practice work, including a legal aid contracts in crime and family. Mix includes private family, conveyancing, wills & probate, crime and civil litigation. Good will bank. Owner happy to remain in short term for consultancy post if required. Low PII.
|100163||Somerset||Small high street solicitors’ firm, trading as a partnership, looking for a sale or merger. Turnover £325k. Well established practice, partners retiring but will stay on to assist with handover. Work primarily conveyancing and commercial property together with wills & probate. Somerset location.|
|100158||Nationwide||Private client solicitors firm without any particular geographical ties to clients (national and international) looking for a sale. c£750k turnover, 30%+ profit margin, no TUPE staff but self-employed consultants. Partners staying for 2 years transition min. Claims free. Potentially WIP and goodwill included in sale of the company, website and client bank.|
|100154||Yorkshire||UNDER OFFER Specialist and well established Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitors’ Firm looking for sale, merger or buy in. Turnover c. 400k. Smaller sized, well-run practice which does not, and has never, accepted referrals from claims management companies. Partners looking to remain involved. Claims free history. Yorkshire location.|
|100136||North Wales||Sole practitioner in North Wales - Denbighshire/Flintshire area - looking to sell up. High street practice with mix of Conveyancing, Wills and Probate work. Some files to follow. Looking ideally for a consultancy arrangement with a larger firm.|
|100135||South Coast England||SOLD High Street practice with specialism in Elderly Client work. Small law firm based on the South Coast of England with owner looking to retire. Clean break or consultancy possible, well established, strong local links generating work. Bolt on, office expansion or new area of law all very suitable options. Turnover c£250k over past 3 years. 4/5 of work is Wills, Probate, POA, COP etc.. 15% residential conveyancing.|
|100130||Newport, Gwent||UNDER OFFER Conveyancing and Wills & Probate Solicitors Firm based in Newport, Gwent, looking to sell, merge or bolt on.|
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