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Claire Rigby



Agriculture & Property

I joined Ellacotts in April 2009 having previously qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with a regional Chartered Surveying firm. Surveying was not for me and instead the lure of tax planning and accountancy lead me to Ellacotts. I retrained with the firm and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. In 2013 I was promoted to Assistant Manager within the Agricultural and Property team followed by a promotion to Manager in 2014.

I look after a wide range of agricultural and land owning clients. I also head up the firm’s Equine team looking after a mix of stud farms, livery yards, event yards and horse traders. I have had a lot of involvement in large land development projects and, in particular, looking at the taxation issues of large land sales. On a daily basis I am involved with Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax planning for our clients together with all aspects of accounts compliance work for a variety of rural clients from sole traders to family partnerships, trusts and farming companies.

Outside of work I am kept busy looking after my little girl and spending time with my family and lively black Labrador, Percy. I enjoy horse racing (including the odd flutter!), country sports and running.

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Equine & bloodstock

Farming & agriculture