Professional Practices

All professional firms are unique. Our multi-disciplinary team deliver a tailored solution to professional firms including partnerships, LLPs, LPs, and limited companies. 

2020 Law Firm Benchmarking

Our 2020 Crowe Law Firm Benchmarking results provide an intriguing snapshot of our participants financial position as they braced themselves for the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an indication of how they responded in the first six months of this unprecedented event.

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Cashflow resilience in professional practices

A critical time to actively manage your cashflow

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing firms to focus on cashflow. Cash is king - are you maximising your cash in and managing your cash out?

Download our flowchart helping you focus on actions to better control your firm's cashflow.

Our team will help you run your firm efficiently and cost effectively to achieve your financial and business goals. We take a highly-accessible, collaborative approach associated with smaller accountancy firms and marry it with the technical expertise and reach of the largest firms. We offer international expertise coupled with local and personal delivery.

We work with a range of professional firms of all sizes advising on their growth plans and always tailoring our advice to best suit your needs.

Practice Advisory

Fulfilling your legal, reporting and filing obligations.

  • Statutory audit
  • Financial accounts preparation
  • Regulatory client money audit
  • Firm tax compliance
  • Registered office services

International services

  • Advice on setting up abroad
  • Transfer pricing


Providing taxation advice to your firm.

  • Tax advice
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax reserving
  • Firm VAT compliance and planning
  • VAT transaction advice on client matters
  • Employment taxes advice and compliance

International services

  • Structure of overseas operations
  • Expatriate tax planning
Risk and Efficiency

Motivating and incensing your staff efficiently.

  • Remuneration planning
  • Flexible benefits
  • Employment tax advice
  • Senior staff incentives

International services

  • Non-domicile tax planning
  • Overseas secondment and financial planning
Risk and Efficiency

Helping your firm analyse and risk management.

  • Risk management
  • Internal audit
  • VAT health-checks
  • PAYE settlements and compliance review assistance
  • Tax risk and investigation services

International services

  • Cross-border risk management
  • Variance on cross-border transactions
  • Overseas tax compliance
  • Management and risk review

Where skill set and efficiency savings often help to avoid unnecessary recruitment and retention of staff.

  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Preparation of profit share calculations and review of partner current accounts
  • Tax compliance services
  • Calculation of partner tax reserves
  • Payroll preparation and compliance
  • Company secretarial services
  • FCA regulatory compliance

International services

  • Setting up representative offices abroad
  • Maintaining overseas payroll obligations
  • Overseas branch and subsidiary accounting services
  • Overseas tax compliance
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Case study - R&D tax relief

Professional practice investing in process efficiencies

A professional practice, who having experienced significant growth in its business, sought a more efficient way of working.

The firms work is complicated but also process driven.

A review was undertaken of the available ‘off the shelf’ solutions, and it became quickly apparent that the software packages in the market did have the required capability to create personalised working practices in an electronic environment that encompassed all of the requisite enhancements.

The firm decided to undertake a large scale, complicated internal project to develop software to create electronic workflows, replacing the previously largely paper based system.

The project was costly as it required the firm to invest in a significant number of man-hours. With limited funding available to the firm, they sought access to R&D tax benefits to subsidise the cost of the project which was conducted via a subsidiary company and therefore within the R&D tax relief regime.

We identified a number of aspects of the development project on which R&D tax benefits could be claimed and we then helped them prepare their R&D claim.

To date the firm has received £187,000 of R&D tax credits from HMRC, with an estimated additional £60,000 due in respect of the final phase of the project.

  The Architecture industry

The architecture industry has unique requirements when it comes to structuring a business, raising finance, managing working capital, tax mitigation and statutory reporting. 

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Louis Baker
Louis Baker
Partner, Head of Professional Practices