Saffery Champness has announced the promotion of four individuals to the firm’s partnership. Claire Wills, Elizabeth Hartless and Richard Jameson became partners with effect from 1 April and Sinead McHugh became partner from 1 May.
Claire Wills, London
Claire is a Chartered Accountant in the firm’s Charities and Not-For-Profit Group. With almost two decades of post-qualified work, including over 12 years with Saffery Champness, she has extensive experience of auditing and advising a diverse range of charities and not-for-profit entities, from independent schools and hospices to livery companies and grant making foundations. Claire holds an ICAEW Charity Diploma and a Masters Degree in Charity Accounting and Financial Management.
Elizabeth Hartless, London
Elizabeth is a member of Saffery Champness’ Private Wealth and Estates Group and national Landed Estates Practice Group, providing advice and support to large, complex family groups and family offices. Her client base ranges from landed estates and their associated enterprises, to families who have diversified away from the original business and now require private wealth advice. She acts for both UK-domiciliaries and those domiciled overseas and is passionate about helping the next generation get involved with their family’s financial affairs.
Richard Jameson, London
Richard Jameson joined Saffery Champness in 2015. He provides specialist tax advice to high net worth individuals and their associated businesses and trusts. He has 12 years’ post-qualified experience with a focus on estate planning, residence and domicile and international private client matters.
Richard’s experience includes advising family investment companies, providing tax advice to private equity executives as well as the tax issues affecting property investment and development.
Sinead has been advising clients in the media and creative sector for 10 years, and is a member of Saffery Champness’ Film and Television Group having joined the firm in 2010. She specialises in advice relating to creative sector tax reliefs.
Her clients include the full spectrum of industry organisations, from small independent UK film and television production companies, to major international film studios and broadcasters looking to structure their production across multiple territories. Sinead advises clients on how to manage the tax implications of complex multijurisdictional productions.
Matthew Burton, Managing Partner at Saffery Champness, commented:
“Even as we all adjust to a new way of working in light of the disruption felt across the global economy, we are in a strong position as a firm and will continue to prioritise the progression of our talent. Our people are our business and are central to our success as a firm and to the success of the clients we serve.
I couldn’t be happier to welcome these exceptional individuals to the Saffery Champness partnership and I am confident that they will continue to propel the business, and their careers, forward in their new roles.”