Having the right finance in place at the right time is crucial to the success of any business, including legal practices.
At Haslers accountants and business advisers in East London and Essex, we have a particular specialism in corporate finance and can provide comprehensive advice to legal professionals and their clients.
Our corporate finance advice on major transactions – such as practice or business sales, acquisitions, mergers and management buyouts or buy-ins – includes advising on the tax efficiency of different funding options or investment in a business.
We can also advise on grooming a legal practice or other business for sale, by preparing practice, business or company valuations and provide financial due diligence services for investors.
Where legal practices or their clients have existing funding arrangements in place, we can carry out reviews of these and examine the structure and cost. If these are not providing the best value, we can help to source more appropriate and cost-effective alternatives, through our contacts with both traditional lenders and the new breed of non-bank funders. We can also help to present funding proposals in the most robust and persuasive way.
To complement these services, we offer mediation services relating to corporate finance issues through Haslers’ partner Michael Watts, an accredited mediator and a member of the Register of Qualified Mediators at The Academy of Experts (TAE).
Issues on which Michael is able to mediate include shareholder disputes, acquisitions, share and business valuations, mergers and demergers and turnaround issues. As well as acting directly as a mediator, he can advise on the benefits of mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution.
To find out more about Haslers’ East London and Essex-based accountancy and business advisory services for solicitors, please contact us.