Legal

At Moore Stephens our leading team of experts specialise in providing a range of forensic accounting and investigation services for the legal profession.

In a complex and often challenging sector our professionals understand the nature of our client’s requirements and act for a significant number of legal firms and barristers throughout the country.

Our leading team of experts specialises in providing a range of services to the legal profession, including:

  • Advice on firm mergers, partner admissions and retirement
  • Law firm valuations
  • Litigation support
  • Expert witness support including valuation work and Income Diminution and Enhancement Calculations for the purposes of quantifying an award for an Economic Disparity claim under Section 15 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
  • Audit and forensic accounting.

Legal Practitioners’ Financial Performance Survey

Our accountancy team also conducts the annual industry Legal Practitioners’ Financial Performance Survey, which is highly valued and regarded by the legal fraternity.

2017 Underway – CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE, or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND EMAIL IN SURVEY

 

This survey has been conducted since 2006 in the Auckland marketplace, and covers topics such as practice profitability, efficiency, work type, hours, salary comparisons and professional indemnity insurance.

Click here to read about the results of our 2015 legal survey, while earlier reports can be found here.

Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2008

Since the passing of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act in July 2008, law firms have been able to incorporate. The Moore Stephens Markhams specialist legal team assists firms and barristers with the transition from a partnership or sole trading practice to an incorporated legal firm.

We can ensure you make a smooth transition with:

  • Valuations of existing partnership
  • Tax aspects of sale and purchase of a firm
  • Shareholder agreements – particularly entry and exit clauses of your agreement
  • New remuneration structure with dividends and salaries
  • Accounting and general profit improvement strategies.

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