Matthew is Head of the firm’s Private Wealth and Estates Group. His client base is diverse and consists of traditional landed estates, owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. It extends across the UK and Matthew enjoys forming close working relationships with clients and their families.
He has a skills base and employment background that provides him with particular expertise and practical insight into the taxation and financial issues affecting land and business owners.
He also lectures on business and tax issues at a number of public seminars and conferences – speaking on trust and property taxation, diversification tax issues and capital tax reliefs.
Matthew originally qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and in the 1990s retrained with one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He joined Saffery Champness in 2004.
- Advising on the formation of new trading entities to assist in gaining Inheritance Tax Business Property Relief.
- Advising on historic house opening businesses.
- Implementing corporate restructuring for a manufacturing business.
- Providing tax and accounting advice to non-domiciled individuals on setting up and operating corporate structures to hold UK property.
Matthew has travelled extensively but has a particular interest in Zimbabwe. He is a trustee of a small charity which operates an orphanage and feeding program near Harare and he makes regular visits to the project. He also has a keen interest in aviation and holds a Private Pilots Licence.