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Barrister Accountancy Service

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David Truman – Private Client Partner

We have a dedicated team of specialists who deal with all levels of barristers from those starting out in pupillage to QC’s and judges.

The difficulties in dealing with the intricate tax rules applying to barristers, mean that it is essential to get specialist advice in connection with your tax affairs.

Barrister Accountancy Service: Tax Advice

  • We can help you get your tax right, from the start and help you keep on top of your affairs.
  • We can assist with the preparation of your income and expenditure statement and provide you with guidance on keeping your records in the most efficient way.
  • Our expert team can provide you with advice regarding your personal tax position and VAT matters.
  • If you have been a bit lax in submitting your tax returns, we have dealt with many cases of bringing people up-to-speed, submitting several years’ worth of tax returns at once and arranging settlements with HMRC.
  • Our specialist payroll department can look after the PAYE obligations for your chambers or domestic staff.
  • As a self-employed person, you are likely to be approached by HMRC at some stage, to enquire into your tax return. We can help you throughout the process and deal with them directly on your behalf.
  • Support and advice with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative.

In addition, we can do more than just help you with your compliance obligations. We can also provide advice on any aspect of your affairs, from your inheritance tax exposure, through to wealth planning and investments, in conjunction with Menzies Wealth Management.


How to set up as a self-employed Barrister

How to set up as a self-employed barrister.

Download the Barristers Brochure to learn more about our service offering.

Download the Menzies Presentation on the Management of of Professional Finances.

Read our guide to Barristers Tax Deductible Expenses.

Read how you can prepare for Making Tax Digital.


Contact Us


Please contact a member of the Private Client team to arrange a no-obligation initial consultation or to speak to a partner or for more information about the barrister accountancy service and tax advisory we offer please contact one of the Menzies LLP offices or complete our online contact form.

Menzies is an EPrivate Client Top Accountancy Firm

Trolley taxation awards 2017

Menzies named Tolley Taxation’s 2017 Tax Team of the Year in a National Firm

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ESSENTIALS

  • The Menzies People Solutions team has supported us since 2016, following a change of ownership. Since then we have made many changes to improve efficiency and adapt to changing market conditions, new opportunities and technologies. The drive for change inevitably involves both planned an unforeseen events when it comes to our staff and Menzies has been an invaluable source of support throughout. In particular I would highlight the ease of access to experienced advisors who have got to know our business, the speed of response, the quality of the advice which is balanced and commercial, together with the documentation we have needed for our ongoing HR issues such as contracts, handbooks and the correspondence required when handling difficult staffing issues.
    Jon Upton – Finance Director

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    Jon Upton – Finance Director, Mollart Engineering Ltd July 5, 2018

  • Menzies FD and People Solutions teams delivered leadership development for us at Semmco. As part of this we found the full day’s workshop with Menzies engaging and useful for all the team, essentially resulting in an agreed and constructive action plan that will help deliver our 3-5 year business plan. Graham asked pointed questions and challenged us on our responses, prompting honest feedback and cementing future actions.

    From all of the Semmco leadership team, many thanks for your invaluable insight which has definitely set us on the right track for our business.
    Stuart McOnie – General Manager

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    Stuart McOnie, Semmco July 5, 2018

  • “We are a very long standing client of Menzies and they deal with all our financial requirements from day to day bookkeeping through to higher level advisory support.  They are always courteous, professional and considered – and relevant to our sector – providing us with solutions that are prompt and accurate and help us to run the business as efficiently as possible.  We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
    Takashi Kamimura – Mary Quant Limited

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    Mary Quant Limited, Mary Quant Limited August 17, 2016