Financial Benchmarking Survey

Our annual Financial Benchmarking survey is widely recognised as the annual financial health check for small to medium-sized firms. The survey is produced in association with Hazlewoods and sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

Financial Benchmarking Survey 2020 – open for participants

Download the Financial Benchmarking Survey questions to take part (Excel 275 KB)

Three reasons to take part:

  • find out how your firm measures up against others of a similar size – get a personalised report on your firm's results (download a preview [PDF 1,668 KB])
  • uncover the underlying issues affecting your firm's profitability and competitiveness
  • join the growing community of law firms committed to high performance and good management – get to see the main survey results first, in advance of the official publication date

How to take part

Quick and simple to complete, all you need is your latest annual accounts or full year management accounts to hand. Even if there are one or two questions you can't answer, you can still join in.

The questionnaire should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Download the survey questions (Excel 275 KB)

Return your completed questionnaire to by 18 October 2019.

In association with Hazlewoods and sponsored by Lloyds Bank

HazlewoodsLloyds Bank

Need help completing the questionnaire?

Contact or 01242 695823.

Financial Benchmarking Survey report 2019

The Law Society’s Law Management Section committee thanks all the firms who took the time to participate in the survey, which made the report possible.

Download your free copy of the Law Management Section Financial Benchmarking Survey 2019 report (PDF 4 MB)

Andy Harris

A sneak preview


The 2019 Law Management Section Financial Benchmarking Survey will be published very soon. In the meantime, Andy Harris , lead author of the report, gives a sneak peek at some of the key findings

lms financial benchmarking survey 2018 cover

The bearer of good news


This year, for the first time, the Law Management Section’s Financial Benchmarking Survey report is free for all practices. And the results show continued improvements across the market. Andy Harris explains

All Features on the Survey

Benefits of Membership*

Law Management Section renewals

The Law Management Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • practice management
  • talent management
  • financial management
  • staffing Models
  • IT
  • client focus
  • cyber security

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: webinars, magazines, regional forums, seminars, a conference, website, e-newsletters and a LinkedIn group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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