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Professional Practices

The success of all businesses depends on people having the same shared vision, values and culture and nowhere is this more evident than in professional practices.

The success of all businesses depends on people having the same shared vision, values and culture and nowhere is this more evident than in professional practices. At Clay Shaw Butler our team works with a broad range of clients and has successfully helped our clients:

  • Formulate strategic plans;
  • Select the right trading vehicle;
  • Define operational responsibilities;
  • Implement good financial and managerial control;
  • Protect against professional negligence;
  • Plan the practice cashflow;
  • Prepare for retirement and succession planning.

Our team has particular knowledge in people-based knowledge businesses, including:

  • Solicitors (See below);
  • Independent Financial Advisors;
  • Management consultants;
  • Consulting engineers;
  • Chartered surveyors;
  • Design and website specialists;


Solicitors often face the challenge of having to combine heavy work schedules, Law Society regulations, and the effective and profitable day to day running of their practices. The challenge is often greater for small practices where the employment of specialised personnel to manage these aspects is simply not feasible.

We have considerable experience in acting for solicitors and understand their special requirements - especially the need for real-time, proactive advice on how to maintain and improve their position.

We can help solicitors by providing general business advice on how to improve their profitability and practice management and where appropriate the benefits of incorporation.

With our dedicated team of staff, we can also provide advice on the day to day accounting and procedural requirements of holding client monies as governed by the Law Society Solicitor Accounts Rules.

Whether you are a sole trader or a multi partner practice, our team of professionals is here to help you achieve your business objectives and regulatory requirements.

Client Testimonials

“We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with our accountants, Clay Shaw Butler, for over 10 years. This has enabled us to utilise our combined financial expertise in order to provide a comprehensive and professional service to our mutual clients.”

Peter Evans - Director, JF Financial Services (Wales) Limited

“Clay Shaw Butler has acted as our accountants since January 2007. We have found the company to be professional, proactive and efficient in all aspects of their work. The staff at Clay Shaw Butler are very helpful and friendly and provide excellent support to our business.

We look forward to a long term relationship with Clay Shaw Butler and we would have no hesitation recommending the company to any prospective client.”

Julie Ellis – Director, One Life Financial Planning Limited

“We feel very fortunate for finding Clay Shaw Butler and they have helped us tremendously over the years. The team work beyond expectations, and are always happy to answer any question no matter how small. Dave and his team ensure that we are always up to date with ever changing regulations leaving us free to concentrate on running our business without worry.”

Emily Dossett – Director EJD Financial Consulting Limited

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Clay Shaw Butler, 24 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 3AL

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Clay Shaw Butler is the trading name of Clay Shaw Butler Limited.
Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 6519528. Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Details about our audit registration can be viewed at under reference C001742711.
The registered office address is 24 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 3AL.