Accountants For Barristers You Can Trust

Who Are We?

Jack Ross Chartered Accountants has been providing industry-leading accounting services since 1948.

Based in Manchester, serving the whole of the UK.

Our professional reputation rests on providing a consistently high standard of accounting support to barristers from across the country, from Liverpool to London. 

Specialist Barrister Accountants

At Jack Ross, we have a specialist team dedicated to providing solutions to tax issues for our barrister and solicitor clients.

We understand what it means to be a barrister.

Our clients range from those new to the Bar up to King’s Counsel. No matter what stage you are at in your career, we can help you manage your finances, submit your tax returns and give you peace of mind. 

Experienced Barrister Accountants

We have been accountants for barristers for decades and our specialised legal practice has grown to provide an exceptional level of professionalism and expertise that barristers have come to rely on and trust.

Our clients are our priority.

We have a rapidly expanding client base of satisfied barristers and that is due to the skill and expertise of our multi-disciplinary team. Based in a modern office in Manchester City Centre, we are proud to be authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for personal tax and accountancy advice.

Get in Touch

Seeking specialised accounting services for barristers? Complete the contact form below and a Jack Ross advisor will be in touch to discuss tailored solutions.

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In Need of Expert Barrister Accounting Services?
At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we are barrister accounting experts. We have decades of specialised experience and hundreds of current barrister clients. Our accountants understand the legal profession and all of the intricate rules, ensuring your career rests on solid financial ground.

Give your legal practice the financial stability it deserves. Get in touch with Jack Ross Chartered Accountants now by completing the form below.

Barrister Accounting Services

What Do We Do?

Submitting tax returns or pension planning for barristers requires expertise. We provide expert services, often in personal tax or VAT returns. 

Personal Tax and VAT Returns for Barristers

Submitting your personal tax or VAT returns as a barrister can be daunting. There are lots of rules and regulations to consider, and those erring on the side of caution risk over-paying and missing out on opportunities to reduce their tax liabilities. 

At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we make it simple.

We believe in open communication and strict compliance. We understand the stresses and strains of the legal profession, and aim to be as unobtrusive as possible when dealing with our busy clients. 

Incorporation and Tax Planning

Depending on the size of your chambers and your career progression, you may be considering incorporation. Trading as a limited company involves changing the way you are paid and the way that you pay tax.

At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we make it happen. 

We can advise on the process of incorporation from beginning to end, including assessing the feasibility of doing so in the first place. 

This list is by no means exhaustive. Our considerable experience and expertise in barrister finances helps us offer the following services:

  • Accounts Preparation
  • Fee Protection Insurance
  • Payroll
  • Chambers Services
  • Pension Planning
  • Advice for Pupils

By working closely with our barrister clients, we offer clear and tailored solutions for their accounting needs, ensuring a professional and compliant result every time.

Barrister Tax with Jack Ross

Get Your Tax Advice

Trusted expertise for your tax needs. Secure your financial future with us today.

Work With Experienced Accountants

Join hands with our skilled barrister tax experts. We serve over 200 clients with diligence and dedication.

Fixed Fee agreements

Transparent pricing, no surprises. We believe in trust, clarity, and fair fees.

MTD Compliant Software

Making Tax Digital made simple. Stand strong with our cloud accounting expertise by your side.

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Areas of Expertise

Explore our diverse range of services for barristers, from VAT returns to comprehensive, MTD compliant quarterly tax returns.

Accounts Preparation

We have the specialist knowledge of the specific issues involved in preparing accounting information for members of the bar.

Personal Tax Returns

No-one likes over-paying tax, least of all accountants. Our expertise will help you minimise your tax bill as our service is delivered professionally and efficiently.

VAT Returns

Ensuring you submit returns on time and reclaim all available amounts can save you money as well as taking away the administrative burden.


We understand that for those embarking on their career at the bar, accounting and tax requirements can be quite daunting. Our advisors have the knowledge to ensure that all obligations are looked after.

Tax Planning and Business Advice

Our pro-active tax planning and business advice will help you save money and assist you in running your practice in a time and tax efficient manner.

Pension Planning

Together with our sister company Concerva, we make it our business find out what you have in mind for your future and then plan your pension accordingly. Our plans are tailor made for each individual.

Payroll Services

Barristers often require assistance to manage their increasingly busy working lives and remunerating employees and family members for their services is important.

Fee Protection Insurance

Fee Protection Insurance covers you against the potentially significant cost of any professional fees that you incur as a result of being investigated by HMRC.

Chambers Services

We benefit from acting for a number of barrister’s chambers both within the Northern Circuit and nationwide, giving us an understanding of how they interact with members.

Professional Testimonials

Charles Eastwood, Barrister,  St Johns Buildings Chambers

I would recommend Jack Ross Chartered Accountants as great leaders in the field of providing barrister accounting services.

Sofia Carlini

The Jack Ross Team has been an absolute delight. Professional, nice and fast during the Audit procedure. Thank you Jack Ross Team.

Katrien Vanassche

Very good service from the Jack Ross Team. They gave us good advice and completed a very efficient audit. They have a friendly and competent team. I would surely recommend them.

Dan Gazzard

Brilliant service from the Jack Ross team in setting up several companies in very quick time, along with providing associated accountancy advice. Can recommend wholeheartedly as a leading accountancy practice with a can-do attitude.

Daniel Connolly

First class service for many years from a first class team. Highly recommended. Prompt, commercially aware, personable.

Marc Hourigan

Been using Jack Ross for a number of years. Good clear advice and nice people to do business with.

aj shelton

Jack Ross is based in Manchester and provides tax planning and Xero accounts. They are a long-standing and well-regarded firm with an excellent reputation. They provide their clients with exceptional service and a wealth of advice. I have no hesitation in using their professional services.

A Morris
Joanne Leach
Karen Openshaw

Jack Ross has been my accountants since I set up my business in 2016. From the outset I was helped with advice, support and encouragement. I cannot commend them highly enough. Always on hand to answer any question and responsive to any changes in the economy which might concern their clients. I don’t have to worry about the financial side of my business as all of that is taken care of and dealt with by Umar and the brilliant team. If you are looking for a top class accountancy firm which maintains the personal touch they are for you!

syra bano

I would recommend this account, knowledgable and helpful


I can confidently recommend Jack Ross Accountants. They are continually improving their service, greatly benefiting our company as well as me personally. The team at Jack Ross have helped suggest and set up innovative accounting software, adding training and support. This alone has been a massive step towards having more control and understanding of our company finances.

Cliff Lansley

We have enjoyed a solid and constructive relationship with JackRoss and Can highly recommend them for accountancy services.

Harry Lansley

We have been working with Jack Ross for over two years and the service has been fantastic. They have a great and knowledgable team who have taken good care of us and our accounts.

Moray Newberry

Meeting to review annual accounts and discuss future plans. Very productive as they definitely talk my language - on reflection probably the best such meeting in recent years. Many thanks Umar and Jamie

Paul Medcalfe

Jack Ross has serviced my Personal Tax requirements for the last 5 years. During some complicated challenges their advice was excellent and the customer service second to none and left me with no doubt all was in hand.


Following a recommendation, I have used Jack Ross for all my accounting needs (including payroll) since the inception of my business over 12 years ago. The relationship has been completely hassle free and I greatly value their service, which goes well beyond preparation of accounts. Their tax planning advice has been really helpful and I have always felt that they have ‘got my back’. Can’t recommend them enough.

oliver kirk

We have finally found the Accountancy firm that we have been looking for! We switched over to Jack Ross towards the end of last year and from the very first contact to the recent submission of our end of year accounts the service provided has been fantastic and has easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

Paul Clark

Excellent service; very helpful people and work done much quicker than I expected.


I have used Jack Ross as my accountants for a number of years. Their service is professional and accurate. They deal with queries promptly and I can always get hold of the person I need to speak to. Their digital product has made a big difference to the efficiency of my business. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Rob Cowan

Jack Ross have been my family and business accountants and financial advisors for over 50 years. The delivery of services is second to none and i would recommend them to anyone. We have also built up great friendships over the years, above and beyond that of a normal business relationship which i value greatly.

Fee Munshi

We have been looked after by jack Ross for a number of years. They have given us fantastic tax advise and helped our company grow from strength to strength. A & f

Jonathan Foxcroft

Excellent advice and an understandable explanation of a very complex area of tax and corporate law which other (so called) advisors managed to totally confuse me. Thank you.

Holly Jones

I have had a relationship with Jack Ross for several years and continue to be impressed by the proactive support and diligent advice received across the breadth of the firm. Excellent at signposting.

Felix Mulderrig

Jack Ross have acted for our law company for over 5 years and have been professional, prompt, and knowledgable in all aspects of our dealing with them.

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Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, Barnfield House, The Approach, Manchester, M3 7BX


Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

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In Need of Expert Barrister Accounting Services?
At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we are barrister accounting experts. We have decades of specialised experience and hundreds of current barrister clients. Our accountants understand the legal profession and all of the intricate rules, ensuring your career rests on solid financial ground.

Give your legal practice the financial stability it deserves. Get in touch with Jack Ross Chartered Accountants now by completing the form below.