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We specialise in the sale and purchase of law firms including solicitors’ firms, licensed conveyancers’ practices, legal start-ups, internet law companies, legal domain name sellers and claims management companies, usually within a range of £50k through to £2 million. How do we differ from other business brokers? We don’t charge the seller any fees.

Law Firms for Sale

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100166North MidlandsNorth Midlands solicitors firm for sale with large LAA contract in crime, together with practice fields of family law, litigation, residential conveyancing and wills. Multi office firm, £1 million turnover. Owner retiring but senior staff continuing. Ideal practice for a merger. Can split offices and law types if required.
100165SurreySolicitors’ firm in Surrey for sale. Two office Limited Company structure with 2 owners keen to remain involved potentially. £500k turnover, small staff for TUPE, will bank, offices leased from partners and 3rd party - one available freehold or leasehold, other leasehold can transfer. Mix of work 50% conveyancing, 25% private client, 25% family/litigation. Sale or merger options considered.
100163SomersetSmall 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.
100162LiverpoolSmall law firm based in Liverpool - ABS structure - looking for a sale, merger, bolt-on - all options open. No TUPE staff, c£100k turnover with strong profit margins. Litigation practice (PI and employment primarily).
100161Surrey and BerkshireLaw firm based in Berkshire and Surrey looking for a sale. General practice - private client, conveyancing and family work. Staff for TUPE. Partners not looking to remain.
100160South East EnglandSouth East England multi-office general practice law firm in £5-10 million turnover bracket looking for a merger with a larger practice. 100+ staff, large will bank, offices across region. Merger sought by existing partners who are planning to stay on.
100159LondonSmall ABS law firm in central London for sale – specialist private client with some conveyancing. T/O c£100k. small wills bank, no TUPE,  no asset transfer, client base mainly London residents – HNW Europeans. Clean break sought – cash sale preferred but open to discussions. 2 directors.
100158NationwidePrivate 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.
100157Thames ValleyWell established specialist Residential and Commercial Property Practice with a £2 million turnover looking for a sale, merger or buy in. Large will bank, 30+ staff, partners looking to remain involved if required. Interested in particular in mergers. Thames Valley location.
100156South EssexHigh street firm in South Essex looking for a sale. Well established firm, partner seeking to remain with the firm if required. Claims free, mix of work including some legal aid, 10-15 staff, turnover c£800k. All options considered at this stage. Family, crime, wills & probate, commercial, conveyancing and general practice work.
100154YorkshireSpecialist 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.
100152Middlesex, West LondonSmall 2 partner practice in the Middlesex area looking for a sale or merger. Partners wanting clean break ideally - all options open. Firm undertakes residential conveyancing, commercial property, family and landlord and tenant. Majority of work is residential conveyancing and they are LEXCEL and CQS accredited, and on most panels. West London clients mainly.
100150LondonSole practitioner with an office in Greater London looking to retire with legal aid contracts in Family and Housing contracts. No goodwill required. Turnover c£160-180k in recent years. TUPE staff.
100149North StaffordshireMedium sized North Staffordshire Solicitors Firm looking for a sale or merger. Personal Injury and Litigation practice, £1 million turnover.
100148Greater ManchesterLarger size high street practice with gross income of c.£1 million looking for a sale. Over 15 years in business to date. Buoyant profitable practice.
100147BirminghamSole practitioner looking to sell high street practice in the West Midlands area. Conveyancing, wills & probate, family and litigation. 3000+ wills bank. Sale/merger sought - owner prepared for 6 months handover.
100146EssexSmall Solicitors Firm - partnership structure - looking for a sale. Established over 50 years and current partners looking to move onto other projects. Happy to provide consultancy to facilitate a smooth handover. High street location with direct rail links to London. The firm operates from open plan modern offices. The firm undertakes a mix of private client, litigation and conveyancing work with clients being repeat customers, internet enquiries and walk in due to location. The firm has a substantial wills and deeds bank. No referral arrangements currently in place. Clients based mainly in South Essex but also further afield. Small team of staff in place - mainly fairly junior fee earners. Claims free record. Turnover c£500k. Lease agreement can be negotiated.
100145NationalSeller with fully authorised SRA regulated ABS company on the shelf and ready to trade. No clients and has not yet traded. Guide price £35k.
100144South Wales - Valleys.Small High Street Solicitors firm based in South Wales, two partners. The one partner wishes to retire and therefore considering selling the business. The remaining partner looking to join another firm - well regarded practice with strong presence in town. Ideal branch office. Premises available leasehold. Mainly a conveyancing and probate practice with some family matters. LEXCEL and CQS.
100143BoltonSmall 2 partner practice in the Bolton area looking for a sale.
100142West MidlandsSole practitioner looking to sell after 15 years of trading. Busy law firm dealing with conveyancing, private client, immigration, family law.
100139LondonSole practitioner looking for a partner to join forces and develop a new practice.
100138LondonSelling a CMC - basically has an MOJ licence for PPA and PPI but never traded.
100137London, Home CountiesABS and CMC - set up with turnover of over £1 million, looking to merge with another company.
100136North WalesSole 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.
100135Farnborough, HampshireSolicitors firm interested in potentially selling their criminal legal aid contract or a partnership with someone running department.
100135South Coast EnglandHigh 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.
100134DevonSmall practice based in Devon with many years trading behind it, looking for a sale. High street firm
100133NationalIndividual looking to sell a legal services domain name and system to a law firm or other purchaser. Successfully involved in another legal start up to date. Great opportunity for a law firm to develop an online income stream at low expense. Full details once NDA signed.
100130Newport, GwentConveyancing and Wills & Probate Solicitors Firm based in Newport, Gwent, looking to sell, merge or bolt on.
100128LincolnshireHigh street practice in North Lincolnshire looking for sale. Involves TUPE of existing staff. Medium size for the area.
100127Kingston-upon-Thames, SurreyConveyancing firm in Surrey looking to sell. Ballpark figure £95k.
100125Ashford, KentSmall personal injury, employment, general litigation and housing practice looking to sell. WIP is £500-600k. Range of work including property and private client.
100124LondonClaims Management Company with extremely small turnover.
100123West London/MiddlesexLicensed conveyancer practice, 2 partners, one looking to retire, the other not wanting sole responsibility. Remaining partner happy to stay on and work with buyer for smooth handover. 20 years established, £300k turnover and repeat business.
100121West YorkshireLicensed conveyancer looking to sell or merge practice. Willing to stay on for 12 months if needs be. The practice is the only one in the town so good opportunity to capture more business. Guide price c£70k.

Buyers Looking to Purchase Law Firms

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400195Two professionals, one a solicitor the other an accountant, are looking to purchase a law firm in the Midlands, South East, North West or Oxfordshire. They are interested in practices for crime, family, civil litigation or immigration. Quite interested in LAA funded firms. One purchaser is an accredited supervisor for immigration.
400194Essex firm, rapidly expanding, looking for potential acquisitions and mergers to further increase their size and location.
400192Devon firm looking to expand by bolting on other small practices. This is a sole practitioner. Anywhere in UK considered.
400188High street firm looking at acqusitions in the South Wales area around Cardiff and the Valleys.
400180Portsmouth firm interested in purchasing high street firms in the area.
400178Manchester solicitors firm interested in purchasing other local practices.
400177West Yorkshire solicitors firm interested in law firms for sale in the locality.
400176Solicitors firm looking at acquisitions in the South East and South Coast areas.
400175Looking at a law firm for sale in Manchester.
400174Looking to purchase in the Harrow or Brent areas. Price flexible.
400165Large multi office practice interested in looking at Greater London firms for sale - Home Counties included.
400162Essex firm looking at options in the area.
400161Birmingham firm looking at acquisitions around the Midlands - all areas considered. This is a rapidly growing firm.
400159North East firm sought - ideally around Durham. Conveyancing, wills, family, litigation, LAA contracts welcome. High street but all sizes considered. May be investment partners coming in to fund the deal.
400156South Wales Valleys firm interested in acquiring additional branch offices in the area.
400155London law firm of medium size looking for consultants and law firms for sale/merger in the area
400153Looking to purchase an SRA regulated firm without clients.
400152Individual looking to purchase a shell solicitors firm or small practice. Greater London area.
400151Manchester solicitors firm looking to purchase conveyancing, litigation and PI firms in and around the North West. Aiming at Conveyancing firms on the Halifax panel or smaller sized litigation or personal injury practices. Large firm with funding in place.
400150Buyer looking to buy an existing law firm in the London area. Legal aid contract firms particularly sought.
400149Sole practitioner looking to expand. Interested in joining forces, merging or buying a practice.
400148Interested in small firms in Huddersfield, Manchester and surrounds
400147Law firm in the West Midlands interested in purchasing smaller law firms
400146Individual looking to purchase a Cayman Islands law firm.
400145Looking to purchase a law firm in Surrey, London or Home Counties. Ideally West London through to Berkshire. £100-200k. SRA regulated only.
400144Looking to purchase a law firm in Surrey, Sussex or the South Coast areas.
400143Buyer looking to purchase an immigration company in London. Prepared to go into partnership with an existing or new partner
400142Buyer looking for a firm without customers. SRA regulated.
400141Buyer looking to buy a solicitors firm and convert to ABS.
400140Purchaser looking for a law firm with solicitors to remain in place. London
400139Law firm interested in practice in North Wales.
400138Crime Solicitor Firm looking to purchase crime contracts, law firms or alternatively a firm in Newham.
400137Law firm interested in practices based in North Wales.
400136Law firm interested in practices based in North Wales.
400135Law firm interested in practices based in North Wales.
400134Law firm interested in practices based in North Wales.
400132Law firm in the Devon area with a history of purchasing smaller practices, looking to expand further.
400131Investor based in the West Midlands looking to add a property law firm to his existing portfolio of law firms. Must be on the lender panels.
400130Individual looking to set up a conveyancing law firm by purchasing an existing practice
400129Medium sized law firm in Cardiff looking to buy practices along the M4 and into London.
400128Solicitor looking to purchase a solicitors practice in the West Midlands to take over and run.
400127Claims Management company looking to purchase a personal injury law firm. Or alternatively a law firm who undertake some personal injury work.
400126Solicitor looking to buy a crime contract or a firm with an LAA crime contract who are looking to escape!
400125Investor looking to buy a law firm in West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside or Manchester. Personal injury, commercial, private client and property all considered. Looking at a TUPE arrangement or the owner staying on as a consultant.
400124Wanting to purchase a conveyancing practice in West Yorkshire
400123Wanting to purchase a conveyancing practice in West Yorkshire
400122Looking to purchase a small practice in run off to set up and do regulatory litigation.
400121Looking to purchase a conveyancing practice around London
400120Looking at a range of options - London and South East.
400119Crime firm with LAA contract sought.
400118Looking to purchase a crime firm - has a licence to set up a new practice
400117Looking at Lincolnshire firm for sale.
400116Interested in buying shell law firm. Qualified lawyer so firm does not need to be ABS. would prefer if the firm did not have property commitments and had a low turnover with matching price.
400115Ideally looking to acquire a small firm within the West Midlands area with a crime contract with or without a Duty Solicitor contract. All options considered including fee sharing with sole practitioner or partners wishing to remain for long term.
400114Large criminal practice in Kent looking to acquire any criminal firms in the Kent area Size not an issue
400113Looking to buy a law firm based in central London or Ilford, but any practice that can be moved to Central London or Ilford.
400112Financial Advisers looking to purchase will banks.
400111Small practice looking to purchase conveyancing firms in and around Cardiff and the M4 corridor to London
400110Looking to get details of any firms for sale in these geographical areas.
400109Investor looking to purchase immigration, litigation or conveyancing firms around London or Essex.
400108Two solicitors looking to buy or buy into a law firm in Bexleyheath, Medway, Sidcup or North Kent specifically with a good amount of wills & probate work.
400107Solicitors firm looking to expand into London and purchase conveyancing practices ideally in or around Tower Hamlets, Greenwich or Hackney. Other areas considered.
400106Looking to purchase a small law firm in the Midlands for his son.
400105Looking at law firms in and around London and offshore.
400104Looking for law firms generally for sale. Low level likely.
400103Looking to purchase a law firm in Glasgow, Scotland. Small practice sought that they can expand and for a partner or director to stay on.
400102looking to purchase a law firm with a crime contract with a view to relocating it to London in the longer term
400101Looking to purchase RTA WIP in particular serious injury work. Looking to buy law firms in the Lancashire/ Yorkshire in particular those that have a PI caseload. Also looking to set up an immigration department.

We offer a unique approach to buying, selling and merging law firms. TP Recruitment Limited charges no upfront fees for making introductions for the sale, purchase or merger of a law 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 firms on sales, purchases and mergers for a number of years.

There are very few professional services available to assist solicitors in buying, selling and merging law 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 law firm in a list similar to the one below. We think this is unfair and unnecessary – you don’t pay an estate agent to sell your house before she has found you any buyers..why pay a business broker?

Recent Deals:
  • 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 in a Personal Injury Practice in Manchester.

Valuations are best done by your accountants when anyone is ready to consider purchasing your firm, but usually it is a fairly straightforward process – turnover, net profit, number and type of ongoing files and value of assets including will banks. The price anyone else will pay varies widely according to the practice in question.. – the location, the assets, the types of law covered, the number of staff etc.. We can provide guidance with various rule of thumb techniques as well as recommend accountants who will undertake the valuation for you.

Drop us an email – what have you got to lose?

NB: if you don’t want to identify your firm simply email us from a gmail or hotmail account (or similar). We can advertise your sale or purchase proposal to over 10,000 law firms and add you to our regular updates.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. All parties sign confidentiality undertakings.
  2. We agree terms with the buyer.
  3. The buyer is provided with further information about the practice for sale.
  4. The parties meet or speak about plans and proposals. These can be as varied as the partners of the selling firm joining the buyer’s practice or the selling partners accepting a lump sum in cash to exit the business.
  5. A deal is reached. The buyer pays us an introduction fee. This varies according to the sale/purchase in question. The seller pays no fee.


NB: We undertake our work buying and selling law firms via our related company TP Recruitment Limited, which also operates www.tenpercentfinancial.co.uk

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