Lawyers & accountants

We can't recommend specific lawyers or accountants, but these firms have all helped RCA students and alumni. For more ideas search the Law Society database or try Artlaw's accountancy list and free legal service.

Carbon Accountancy
Carbon offer a full accountancy service for small businesses including book keeping, audits, company accounts and tax services, VAT advice and more. Based London EC1 and SE1.
www.carbonaccountancy.co.uk 

Henry Lydiate Partnership
Specialist legal and business consultancy for the creative arts, with considerable experience of how to commercialise a fine art practice. Artlaw legal adviser.
thehenrylydiatepartnership.com 

Keystone Law
Keystone provides a wide range of commercial legal advice and an innovative, online service. For intellectual property help contact Lucy Harold.
www.keystonelaw.co.uk

My Cake
Online bookkeeping and benchmarking tool offering tailored financial support to arts organisations and creative businesses.
https://mycake.org 

Pink Accountancy
Practical financial advice from budgeting and cash-flow to annual accounts and taxation.
www.pink-accounts.co.uk

Pinsent Masons
Though Pinsent Masons is a large legal practice, partner Allistair Booth has helped a number of RCA spinout businesses with licencing and other commercialisation matters.
www.pinsentmasons.com

Rhodes and Rhodes
A three partner firm of Chartered Accountants based in central London, Rhodes and Rhodes have the valuable experience of acting for many successful start ups.
www.rhodesandrhodes.com

Stephenson Harwood
Stephenson Harwood is a large international law firm who are the RCA's lawyers. They hold termly FuelRCA legal clinics on copyright, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property issues. Please let us know in advance if you intend to contact SH.
www.shlegal.com 

Theobald Associates
Small legal practice based in St Pauls, London and specialising in company formation, funding and contractual matters.
www.theobaldassociates.com

Xero
Online accountancy and financial tools for small businesses, with extensive support.
www.xero.com/uk/