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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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100187South WalesSpecialist family law practice based in South Wales looking for a sale. Legal aid contract in place, turnover c£400k. Staff team transfer, 400+ live files, clients sourced mainly in South Wales but some national. Will bank of over 800 wills, split of work is Divorce 35%, Children 40%, Wills & Probate 20%, Contested Probate 5%.
100185South West EnglandConsistently 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.
100184West MidlandsA West Midlands firm of solicitors with a turnover of c.£350-475k looking for a sale or merger. Small staff team, 50% residential & commercial conveyancing, wills, trusts, probate, 50% litigation - PI, clinical negligence and employment work. Mainly local clients.
100181East YorkshireSolicitors firm based in East Yorkshire looking to merge with another practice before end of September 2019. 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, no cash required. There are claims outstanding, although PII remains fairly low at £10k. Also interested in finding a partner willing to join.
100180North WalesNorth Wales CLC regulated law firm with a predominately residential and commercial conveyancing caseload looking to sell. Nationwide client base, turnover c£400k and profit margins 25%. No TUPE staff. Owner happy to remain as consultant if required in the short term.
100179BerkshireLimited company law firm with one owner/practising solicitor for sale. Sold as a shell effectively, with a turnover of £22k since November 2018 when incorporated. Residential and commercial conveyancing to date, low number of clients mainly friends and family. No claims and clean break sought – owner returning to paid work. Quick sale sought. Offers please.
100178NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire solicitors firm with a turnover of about £120k and 10% profit margins looking for a sale. Mix of work is Immigration 40%, Litigation 30% and other areas of law 30%. National client base. Seller would like to remain a self-employed, fee sharing consultant. Limited company structure.
100176North LondonSolicitors’ 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.
100174East LondonEast London high street law firm for sale. Sole practitioner with additional consultants assisting, dealing with general practice work – litigation, family, property and other fields. Turnover c.£150k, profit margin low. Quick sale welcomed – seller moving onto other business interests. Clients East London and Essex based.
100171NationalNational law firm with turnover of c£1.5-2 million looking for a sale. 25 staff, owners looking for sale to retire, but company operates as a standalone. Conveyancing - residential & commercial - and including new build and shared ownership - private client, litigation and family work covered. Referral arrangements in place. No outstanding claims. 2 offices in South but national presence.
100170LondonSole 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.
100169East AngliaSolicitors 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.
100168East MidlandsWell regarded long established East Midlands based sole practitioner law firm for sale. High Street Practice with a £100k turnover with strong growth potential. Principal looking to retire but happy to remain as a consultant if needed. Good size will bank. Conveyancing - Residential & Commercial, Wills, Probate & LPA's, and Family Law. All options considered.
100167South CoastSolicitors firm based on the South Coast with a mix of residential & commercial conveyancing, wills & probate and family law, looking for a sale. No referrals - clients not partner-linked and sourced by word of mouth so opportunities for expansion. Well established firm - over 25 years in area. Partner retiring or remaining as consultant/salaried. Turnover £400k. TUPE staff. All options considered.
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.
100164South EastSpecialist small family law solicitors firm for sale within 75 miles of London - central town centre location with locally based clientele. Privately funded work, turnover c£200k. Claim free firm. Owner considering all options. 750+ live files.
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.
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.
100158NationwideUNDER OFFER 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to merge her firm or sell as a shell. No clients to follow. Happy to remain as a consultant or partner. Seller has 25 years PQE. Firm currently located in Harrow from seller’s home address. Fully SRA regulated.
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.

Buyers Looking to Purchase Law Firms

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400264Sole practitioner based in North London looking to take over other practices to expand.
400263Manchester company looking to take over a law firm. £50k cash maximum.
400260Central London practice looking to purchase litigation firms. Types of work sought: Commercial and Civil, Landlord and Tenant, Debt Collection, Matrimonial, Company, Probate, Medical Law etc.
400259Manchester firm are looking to acquire a conveyancing law firm with all major lenders panel memberships, CQS and good CRM systems already in place.
400251Law firm in Manchester looking to take over a conveyancing firm with a view to expanding into the area of law.
400250Consortium of 3 solicitors looking to take over a law firm and move their own clients into it. Location and work type not important. Happy for a principal to remain in the business if wanted but not wanting to take any staff on. Looking to move very quickly. Max of £60k for purchase available.
400249PI Solicitor looking to take on a non-distressed law firm, ideally a PI firm, with a view to developing practice. Up to £1 million investment possible.
400248Birmingham firm of smaller size looking to make a purchase of another practice in the West Midlands
400246Yorkshire firm looking to expand by taking over smaller firms in various locations.
400245North West legal brand seeking small practices wanting to merge and trade under one brand. Will involve providing support. Options for fee sharing or consultancy for existing firms. Less of a purchaser of course!
400241Solicitors firm based in Leeds looking to make national acquisitions up to a total value of £2 million.
400240Staffordshire law firm with crime specialism interested in looking at options to purchase other practices in the area.
400239West Midlands firm with fairly substantial sums looking to purchase a small law firm in the Wolverhampton area. Requirement for the firm to have a will bank. Private client, family and conveyancing firm sought ideally. Happy to consider a retirement transfer or an outright sale.
400237Investor looking to purchase conveyancing firms in the North East - Tyne & Wear of particular interest.
400236Individual seeking to buy a small high street firm. Would prefer a practice with the seller planning to remain in situ. Likely spend up to £100k.
400235Sole practitioner looking to acquire law firms - smaller practices - for bolt on to expand. Currently deals with family, wills and civil litigation. All high street areas considered.
400211Cardiff and Bristol firm interested in making acquisitions around South Wales and the South West.
400208Large national company with reputation for purchasing mid-size high street law firms, looking at opportunities around the North West and further afield.
400196Sole practitioner looking to acquire law firms - smaller practices - for bolt on to expand. Currently deals with family, wills and civil litigation. All high street areas considered.
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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