Professional Services Industry Intelligence

Insights, updates and advice for those working in legal, recruitment, consultancy and property advisory firms

With one of the largest teams in the UK dedicated to working with professional services firms, our Audit, Tax and Advisory experts specialise in advising Legal, Recruitment, Property Advisory and Consultancy businesses.

We recognise industry leaders are having to find ways to maintain value whilst facing significant challenges to their operating, financial and commercials models - a war for talent, disruptive competitors, cyber threats and risk around investing in new technologies to name a few. This is in addition to evolving business models and blending the best old and new working practices post-pandemic to become sustainable businesses of the future. These challenges present both opportunities and risk for businesses, and our partners will listen carefully to your specific needs, delivering appropriate solutions and giving you confidence to help you grow your business.

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Law Firm leadership 2023

Law Firm Leadership Series 2023: A new era for law firms

How are leaders of the legal profession approaching strategic challenges?


M&A recruitment

Autumn Statement 2023 – What does it mean for Professional Services businesses?

Our full commentary on the impact of the Autumn Statement on the professional services sector.
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Basis period reform

Partnership trends in the property sector

BDO considers what is driving current trends in property sector partnerships structures
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M&A recruitment

Recruitment Deal Levels Sustained

Sector bucks the wider trend as private equity drives deal levels.
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Basis period reform

Basis period reform– what should my partnership do next?

There are many areas to work through, and we recommend that partnerships now give priority to determining how they will respond to these seven key issues.
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Employee value proposition

Your Employee Value Proposition – can you make it do more for you?

Defining your Employee Deal, and making it as compelling as possible, is a business imperative. If you don’t get this right, you will need to run very hard indeed to recruit the best people. And even harder to keep them.
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International structure optimal

Is your international structure optimal?

Reflecting on how international structures of professional service firms have evolved and how to adapt to best fit the future strategic objectives of the business.
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IPO’s in Professional Services – a growing trend?

With strong institutional appetite to invest in the professional services space, we interviewed James Allen, Equity Research Analyst, from Liberum to find out what’s driving the interest in potential IPO’s.
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