Forward thinking accounts for legal professionals

Your accounting needs differ from that of any other profession. Your accountant should be a specialist too.

We have a long experience of helping our legal clients pay the right tax, in the right way. We keep our clients’ finances in high-functioning order by working to two principles. We always think ahead. And we remember that while many of our clients work in the same profession, there are differences to each of their accounting needs.

Accounting for barristers

Serving the specific needs to barristers and their chambers with specialised knowledge and considerable experience.

Accounting for legal professionals

Advice on setting up and growing freelance practices and businesses beyond traditional law firms.

Why Friede?

Walking distance

You won’t be making tea with your accountant once a week, but an efficient face-to-face meeting can be just the thing to make sure your accounts work for you. Our offices are a quick stroll from the Inns of Court. We meet all of our clients at least once a year and we are always available.

We are specialists

Today we act for more than 500 barristers, along with several sets of chambers and members of the judiciary. We have been legal specialists for over 30 years. Whether you are a QC or a Pupil, we understand your particular needs, and how to meet them.

Always thinking. Always on hand

As new regulatory challenges, such as Making Tax Digital, come into play, we’ll keep you and your accounts up to date. If your situation changes, and you need to talk to your adviser, they will respond quickly, using initiative and expertise to meet your particular needs.

We work around you

Our flexibility makes your life easier. If you want to use cloud accounting software like Xero we’ll help you to get up and running. And if you want to use spreadsheets that’s fine too. Equally, if you’d like us to handle all of your bookkeeping, we’d be delighted to take all the weight for you.

What do our clients say?

"I just wanted to say how incredibly impressed I am: it is not just the knowledge but the speed of of the response, and, above all, its clarity and aptness. I really do appreciate it."

Andrew Arden QC

"Philip Friede & Co are highly experienced, prompt, efficient and are always on hand to offer advice when required. Without exception their staff are diligent and approachable, and they have been outstanding in dealing with my various tax matters over the years."

Barrister, 2009 Call

"Alex and his team have completely taken away any anxiety I used to have around accounting and tax."

Abimbola Johnson
25 Bedford Row

"Their comprehensive VAT service is fantastic, and has saved me hours. They are an absolute pleasure to deal with, and I have every confidence in all aspect of their services."

Hannah McCarthy
Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

"Highly responsive personal service. A pleasure to work with."

Paul Lowenstein QC
Barrister, Twenty Essex

"Bespoke for the bar. Informed. Responsive."

Dominic Bright
Barrister, Lamb Chambers