Making it easier to grow your law firm


This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

This section only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up...

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way

In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted

How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads

How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want

Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls

How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results

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Huw Nicholls
Audit & assurance director
0113 221 1300

Huw leads on Armstrong Watsons’ legal sector audits and SRA Accounts Rules services. With nearly 20 years’ experience in audit and accounting, Huw has been with Armstrong Watson since January 2023 and is based in their Leeds office.

He has previously held senior leadership roles at EY and Grant Thornton, together with spells at the top 20 firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

In addition to his legal sector experience, Huw has worked extensively with owner-managed businesses, charities and subsidiaries of overseas groups. His sector expertise includes IT, construction, retail, property, leisure and tourism, professional services, manufacturing, academies and not-for-profit entities. He also previously worked for several years as an independent examiner for a charity.

Armstrong Watson

Armstrong Watson provides accountancy services to law firms, working in partnership with the Law Society.

As a legal sector specialist, the firm does a lot more than just preparing your accounts, SRA Accounts Rules reports and tax returns. See their full list of legal sector services.

Top 30 UK accountants, Armstrong Watson has 19 offices and operates nationally.


LinkedIn: Huw Nicholls FCCA