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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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Richard Abbott

Insurance Broker

Richard is an Account Director at Insurance Services Surrey, appointed by MHA MacIntyre Hudson to look after the insurance needs of SME’s, Corporates, Not-for-Profit entities and Private Clients since 2012. He can be found at the Reading office on a weekly basis.

Richard has a wealth of experience and expertise dealing with corporate and commercial clients having worked for both national and local insurance brokers. He has an extensive network of insurers with whom he is able to place risks. As a client relationship manager, he looks after a broad range of customers from many industries and professions.

His business philosophy is that customers always come first, thus making sure their businesses are adequately protected his main priority. Richard is an keen racquet ball and squash player and cyclist when time allows.

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Tasneem Bharmal

Partner

Tasneem joined the firm in January 2006 and is currently a Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Having qualified in 2003 she has spent 14 years building on a broad range of expertise and experience that comes from working on diverse and varied portfolios ranging from property groups through to legal, telecom/ tech companies and general practise clients.

She has a deep understanding of her clients’ affairs built on the close working relationships she has with them and strives to identify ‘value added’ opportunities to grow their business.

Tasneem is a Xero certified advisor and also heads up the Cloud Accounting team at North London. Tas is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). 

In her spare time Tas enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the gym, cooking and travelling. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujrati, Urdu and manages some broken Punjabi and French.

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Laura Dawkins

Audit Manager

Laura qualified in 2013 and joined MacIntyre Hudson in 2019 as an Audit Manager.

Laura trained in Kent, predominantly working in Audit with clients in various sectors including Retail, Construction, Leisure, Academies and Not for Profit.   

Post qualification Laura joined PwC in London working within their Banking and Capital Markets Audit 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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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

What they say about us

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