The role of a barrister is fundamental to law and order in a democratic society. Dedication, hard work, and a deep understanding of the legal system set you apart; supporting and advising your clients in any way you can.

How to work as a barrister

Years of study and experience have made you a law expert but, unfortunately, it doesn’t end there. One of the most frustrating parts of being a self-employed barrister is managing payroll, tax returns, and bookkeeping. At SJD, we can help you get on top of the numbers. We offer a variety of business accounting solutions and expert advice tailored to your personal needs.

Why should barristers appoint an accountant?

You save time. As a barrister, you are regularly exposed to high-pressure environments where clients expect the best of the best. Do you want to add accounting to your list?

Accountancy services for barristers

Barristers can choose from a variety of accountancy services depending on how their businesses are structured. A few examples include annual accounts, payroll, and personal and corporate tax returns.

Accountancy packages

Barristers often set up their businesses as sole traders. For sole traders, we offer a monthly fee starting at £40 + VAT but many barristers - who run their business as a sole trader - choose our Premium plan. Included in this are monthly profit statements, payroll, and PAYE.

There are a number of other different structures tailored to your specific needs. Give us a call and we can discuss which options are best suited to you.

Light

£80

+ VAT/mo

Experienced contractors looking to hand off HMRC responsibility in favour of running their business.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from expert accountants

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere


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Essential

£120

+ VAT/mo

A more personalised experience, with FreeAgent included allowing you to run your business anywhere.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from a personal accountant, who understands your business

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere

 

Making Tax Digital compliant with quarterly VAT submissions

 

FREE business banking set up with Metro Bank, if needed


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Accountancy packages

Barristers often set up their businesses as sole traders. For sole traders, we offer a monthly fee starting at £40 + VAT but many barristers - who run their business as a sole trader - choose our Premium plan. Included in this are monthly profit statements, payroll, and PAYE.

There are a number of other different structures tailored to your specific needs. Give us a call and we can discuss which options are best suited to you.

Dedicated support

Having worked with thousands of independent contractors, sole traders and self-employed individuals, our accountants will provide expert accounting advice while you focus on delivering the best results possible.

Access to state-of-the-art accounting software

By using FreeAgent, a leading accounting software, you can more easily manage your finances.

Find out more about our offering for barristers

Are you curious about learning more? Our decades of experience as one of the top specialist accountants in the industry mean we know a thing or two about helping the self-employed, including barristers. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you.

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Call our best advice team on 01925 597 051.

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  • Saturday (10am to 4pm)

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If you're already a client of ours, you can speak to your dedicated accountant directly.

Alternatively, call us on 01442 353 466.

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