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The Legal News Wales community has expanded to welcome Azets, a specialist local accountants and business advisory group providing audit, payroll, corporate finance, tax and banking.

Experts from the Azets Wales team will provide insight, market intelligence and thought leadership to support law firms in their strategic planning, financial operations, succession planning, M&A, accounting risk management and corporate finance and transaction matters.

On announcement of the new exclusive Community Partnership, Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales, said:

“The commerciality and resilience of law firms in Wales, from sustainability to organic growth, growth through acquisition and how to invest in people, technology, business development and stay compliant always includes accounting. We are delighted to work with a market-leader with the strength and depth of expertise, and a personalised approach, to share their wisdom, experience and market-view to offer guidance and support to the legal community in Wales.

“Azets’ Corporate Finance team works with lawyers on both sides of a transaction and it’s powerful reputation and experience in this field ensures we’re able to tap into the latest trends, analysis and tips to support corporate and commercial lawyers as well as those responsible for developing resilient legal practices.”

Katherine Broadhurst, a Partner in the Corporate Finance team at Azets, added:

“Azets’ commitment to providing a quality, full service, trusted advisor service to businesses in the UK means we share clients and values with the legal community across Wales. As a professional service firm, we also have first hand knowledge of the operational and financial challenges that legal firms in Wales face themselves. As a result, we work with legal firms on a daily basis on matters impacting their own financial performance and position and those of their clients, supporting all to achieve their desired outcomes.

“The partnership with Legal News Wales provides us with the opportunity to be at the leading edge of the conversations to understand the themes and challenges facing the legal sector specifically, as well as the wider professional services industry, sharing knowledge and best practice for mutual benefit.”


Podcast: Horizon Scanning

In our first podcast with Azets, our guests share their first-hand knowledge of the operational and financial challenges that law firms in Wales face – and what lies ahead.

Our editor Emma Waddingham is joined by Katherine Broadhurst, Partner in the Corporate Finance team and David Holden, Director in the Audit and Business Services department, both at Azets, for a whistle stop tour of some of the key trends and issues currently affecting legal practices. We also explore the corporate transaction market in Wales and our guests share their own experience of consolidation and what the legal sector can learn from other industries.

Click here to stream the episode, or click the banner below.

Want to know more?

Azets is a specialist local accountants and business advisory group providing audit, payroll, corporate finance, tax and banking. For more information on the Azets team in Wales, please click here.

Over the coming months, we’ll share podcasts, roundtables, interviews and market reports over the coming months, working alongside our Community Partner network to provide a full account of the challenges and solutions to help your law firm thrive and attract and retain talent.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.