Martyn Dobinson

Partner, Manchester

Martyn Dobinson

Martyn works with families and owner-managed businesses in different sectors, with particular focus on landed estates, farming and agribusiness.

His clients include individuals, sole trade businesses, partnerships, trusts and limited companies. Having spent some time working in industry, he is able to bring a commercial approach to supporting what can sometimes be very traditional businesses.

A keen sports fan, Martyn also works with many clients in the sports sector (mainly football), including current top-level professional players, ex-players, pundits and agents.

As well as overseeing compliance and advising on general accounting and taxation matters, Martyn assists clients with capital tax planning, succession, business restructuring, budgeting and forecasting, structuring of image rights and commercial deals, and diversification into new investment projects.

Martyn is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, and regularly contributes to the firm’s client publications, writes for external publications and presents on topical tax matters.

Key experience

  • Guiding clients on the tax efficient handover of their estate and assets to the next generation,
  • Restructuring family businesses to maximise the availability of inheritance tax reliefs and to provide a more efficient operating environment,
  • Advising on the structuring of different development land agreements and the tax consequences,
  • Preparing detailed cash flow projections to forecast possible profit extraction, determine borrowing requirements and liaising with funding providers,
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries to an efficient and timely close,
  • Working with multi-generational families with differing requirements and dynamics, helping them to plan for the future.


Martyn has two daughters and lives in Cheshire. Originally from Northumberland, Martyn is a big fan of Newcastle United football club, following the club home and away. He is passionate about music, enjoys playing guitar and attending gigs, and is a keen festival-goer – when his children and DIY are not keeping him busy.