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Professional Services

With more than 135 years supporting professional service firms, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist accounting, audit, compliance, tax and business advisory services to help our clients achieve a commercial edge now, whilst preparing for the future. After all, we’re a firm of partners in practice ourselves, so we have a deep understanding of the unique issues, challenges and opportunities of owning, working within and managing a successful professional practice.

We support leading practitioners from many disciplines, including solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects, engineers, recruitment and business consultants, as well as estate and letting agents. Our specialists have considerable experience of how partnerships operate, the market conditions they face and the individual challenges facing partners at all stages of their career. We offer clients our commercial sense and insight to help balance the needs of the practice with the personal aspirations of individuals.  

Many team members have served on the management board of MHA MacIntyre Hudson and can draw upon their personal knowledge of running a professional services firm. All our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and are delivered with professionalism and integrity. 

Accounting and advisory for professional practices

Our specialist accounting, business advisory and tax services for partnerships include:

  • Ensuring compliance with the SRA Accounts Rules and outcomes-focused regulations (OFR) for legal firms
  • Client money audits, ensuring compliance with RICS, ARLA, ARMA
  • Partnership tax planning, particularly around business structures, capital adequacy and drawings policies, and remuneration and rewards
  • Personal tax services, from managing tax returns to complex wealth management for partners
  • Organisational structures guidance; deciding on the most tax-efficient structure, including LLP conversions, limited companies and Alternative Business Structures (ABSs)
  • Risk management; developing and improving risk management structures or conducting internal audits or controls reviews
  • Financial stability; improving profitability and cash flow, and managing WIP and debtor recovery
  • Expert witness and forensic reviews to support litigation
  • Corporate finance, whether you’re consolidating, diversifying or reviewing acquisition and funding options
  • Succession planning, forecasting and modelling
  • Strategic planning and partnership mentoring to help you build a more profitable and efficient firm
  • Cross-border growth advisory, to support overseas expansion plans
  • Outsourcing services 
  • HR solutions
  • Financial training and development 

Our work in North America and Europe, coupled with our global connections through Baker Tilly International, both give us experience of cross-border issues and access to a professional network abroad.

Personal Tax Services

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, our typical personal tax services for partners and documentation required is shown here.  

Get in touch to see how we can help your practice to grow.

Key contact

Head of Professional Services, Partner
Kate Arnott
+44 (0)1494 441 226
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Meet the team

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Nigel May

Tax Partner

Nigel has over twenty years experience in offering proactive tax advice to the firm's diverse range of clients.

As both a graduate in law and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Nigel covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal.

He regularly lectures on a diverse range of taxation matters including: budget commentaries, self assessment and tax and financial planning.

Nigel relishes the problem-solving aspects of advising on taxation issues, seeking to recommend solutions that achieve the best conclusion from both a commercial and a taxation viewpoint.

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James Broderick

Director & UK Head of Business Development

James joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in December 2018 as Director & UK Head of Business Development for MHA Macintyre Hudson in the UK. His role includes driving lead generation, relationship building and new revenue creation across Audit, Tax & Advisory services Nationally & Internationally.

James works with all the service and sector lines with their go to market strategy’s but he has a specific focus on;

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Practices
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Engineering

James in his free time is Chairman of a Military Charity and also enjoys playing sport and spending time with his family.

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Adam Young

Head of Transport & Logistics, Partner

Adam is keenly focused on the success of the clients that he looks after and gives whatever input is required to help them reach their goals.

Operating from the "full service" Northampton office, he can build a team to support clients needs however diverse or demanding. With a client list growing by direct referral, he is always pleased to build fresh relationships.

His background is predominantly advising owner managers, but also acts for many foreign owned groups. His portfolio has broad sector coverage, including Transport, Engineering, Legal, many of which are fast growing.

Adam provides an outsourced accounting function for a growing number of his clients.

He lives locally to the office with his young family and likes to spend his spare time with family and friends, maybe supporting The Saints or England rugby.

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Paul Davis

Partner

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 before moving to Deloitte Haskins and Sells.

He joined MacIntyre Hudson as a Partner in January 2009, having previously held the role of Managing Partner at a well known specialist corporate recovery firm.

Paul focuses on both corporate and personal insolvency work, and has carried out many solvent liquidations, including financial and monitoring, pre-lending, general business and solvency reviews of a wide range of businesses. He promotes turnaround and business rescue, and advises on the sale of businesses.

His specialisms include: construction, manufacturing, retail, leisure, engineering, professional services, health, asset tracing, travel and tourism and property.

Paul Davis is licensed to act as an insolvency practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

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What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been successfully since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group

What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions