I am a partner in Ellacotts’ Agriculture and Property team, where I lead the delivery of services to a wide range of farming businesses and landed estates. I specialise in providing tax-planning advice, particularly in the areas of Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax. However, I am also experienced in other areas of taxation that affect land based businesses and farmers looking to diversify.
Much of my work relates to succession planning and helping clients create a plan to pass the business and their interests in land to the next generation. This can be a complex process but my approach is to keep matters as simple whilst ensuring that the tax burden for the family is clearly understood and kept to a minimum.
I joined Ellacotts in 2006 having trained and qualified with a National firm of accountants. I became a partner in 2011 and have always specialised in agriculture. Farming is in my blood having grown up on a dairy farm and studied agriculture at University. I am treasurer of the Banbury Agricultural Association and also a member of the Warwickshire Branch of the CLA.
Outside of work I play the trombone in the Hook Norton Brass Band, and am currently chairman of the band. I also play the piano and enjoy spending time in the garden and allotment when work and music allow.