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Accounting software for small legal practices

Time is your most valuable asset. Manage it the right way with simple accounting software for lawyers and solicitors. Automate admin, create quotes, and track billable time quickly and easily.

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Create quotes or estimates instantly

It’s easy to get paid faster when you can quickly convert quotes to invoices and send them to clients. 

  • Get real-time reporting to track your payments
  • Get visibility into how much profit you’re making from each client
  • Personalise each quote and invoice with your branding and any personalized messages to your clients

Get real-time insights into your firm’s profits

Clear insights into your cases empower you with more control and the ability to plan ahead with cashflow forecasts. 

  • Track when you started working with clients and stay up-to-date with payments made
  • View accurate cash flow forecasts to understand the current health of your legal firm
  • Collaborate with bookkeepers and accountants in real-time

Choose the best accounting software for small law offices

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
Most Popular

Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
*Get 3 months free, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Legal accounting software FAQs

You don’t need to be an expert in accounting to use our law firm accounting software. It’s easy to enter, manage, track and action financial data in one place so that you can maximise time savings and focus on profitability. Use our law firm accounting software to:

  • View when cases began and identify the most profitable clients
  • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster
  • Control cash flow and track money in and out with accurate forecasting
  • Create a digital paper trail and file VAT returns to stay compliant
  • Record expenses on the go with AutoEntry to snap and capture receipts
  • Give bookkeepers and accountants permission to review finances and collaborate with you in real-time
  • Pay and manage employees at your practice with Sage Payroll - pay on time, every time
  • Connect your banks to Sage Accounting and import transactions automatically

Law firm accounting and financial management software works from anywhere, online. Sage Accounting is a great example of this. You can use it to work on your law practice's books, file VAT returns and control cash flow. It will help you track income and expenses while spending less time on financial admin. You can add Sage Payroll - with its essential in-built HR features - alongside Sage Accounting, to pay and manage associates at your legal practice.

Legal accounting software helps solicitors and lawyers spend less time on financial admin, the books and on tax returns. It's more user-friendly and efficient than spreadsheets and faster than going through files of old paper receipts. You can record income and expenses after meeting a client or via your mobile. It's also ideal for collaborating with an accountant or your bookkeeper to ensure your financial records are in order.

With our cloud based legal accounting software, we can take care of updates automatically. Our team also work with HMRC to ensure Sage Accounting is compliant with the latest legislation and guidelines including Making Tax Digital.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

Purchase Automation and AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your legal work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using Purchase Automation and AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you back more time to focus on your business.

AutoEntry

Remove the need for data entry

AutoEntry is an intelligent, cloud-based solution which eliminates bookkeeping data entry, so users never again have to type up invoices or receipts.

MattersCloud

Improve legal practice efficiency

MattersCloud allows legal professionals to track time and expenses, manage clients, raise invoices, develop opportunities and keep up to date with tasks.

Swoop

Raise and save money for your business in minutes

Integrate Swoop with Sage to unlock the right funding solutions across loans, equity, grants, commercial mortgages, and find business savings too.

Square

Make taking payments, painless

Integrate Square with Sage, and eliminate manual data entry by reconciling transactions automatically, and monitor business performance.

See what our legal customers have to say

“One of the biggest benefits of Sage, is the time it saved me. It's automated, it's connected to banks, and it's connected to my accountant. So, I've got a single view of the world.”

Peter Gaca
Owner, BITS Consultancy Ltd.

“Using Sage Accounting, we can see the whole picture and we can see it in real-time. And that translates through into business success.”

Peter Brealey
Company Director, Brealey Foster & Co

“Rolling out AutoEntry has been a real no- brainer. Our clients love the boost in productivity it's bringing.”

Greg Houston
Associate Director, Infinity Partnership

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