Specialists to the Legal Sector

BPU Chartered Accountants has a dedicated Legal team that works with sole practitioners, Partnerships, Limited companies and LLPs across Wales.

This specialist team has extensive experience working within the legal profession offering sector specific advice in the following areas:

  • Audit and Annual Accounts
  • Management Accounts
  • Tax Planning and Tax Compliance
  • Goodwill Valuations
  • SRA Accountant
  • Corporate finance
  • Business Advice specific to the legal sector
  • Payroll

BPU Legal Team

Huw Palin - Director ACA

Huw Palin, Director ACA

Huw qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 and joined the firm as a senior manager in 1999. Huw is experienced in dealing with all accounting requirements for the legal sector including management accounts, tax planning and SRA accountant's reports. He has experience and involvement on advising legal practices and individuals on financial and business planning issues and has assisted many firms to expand their operations and improve their business processes. Huw also specialises in goodwill valuations for legal firms.

Colin Russell - Director FCCA, ACA, DCha

Colin Russell, Director FCCA, ACA, DChA

Colin joined BPU in 1990 and is a Certified & Chartered Accountant and Technical Director at BPU. Colin is highly experienced in dealing with all accounting requirements for the legal sector including management accounts and SRA accountant’s reports. Colin is forward thinking and encourages his legal clients to have an interim visit so that any issues are rectified at an early stage before the accountants report is submitted. The appropriate advice is then given to ensure clients meet best practice and compliance.

Dawn Bevan, Senior Manager FCCA

Dawn Bevan, Senior Manager FCCA

Dawn qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1991 and has been working with legal practices of all sizes for over 20 years. She has acted for the majority of legal firms in the Bridgend are and is now actively working for firms across South Wales. Dawn's work involves keeping up to date with solicitor's accounts rules and preparation of management accounts to help lawyers monitor and maximise profit.

Martin Knight, Tax Manager ATT, CTA

Martin Knight, Tax Manager ATT, CTA

Martin joined the firm in 2007, after completing his Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification at Grant Thornton and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor whilst working at BPU. Martin specialises in tax compliance matters and complex tax planning issues for legal consultants, professional practices and companies. Martin focuses on helping legal professionals save tax through a variety of strategies including incorporation and mergers.

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