Clare Goodswen hired as Director of Personal Tax at Martin & Acock

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A new wealth management service is being launched by Norfolk accountancy firm
Martin & Acock.

Private client specialist Clare Goodswen has been recruited as Director of Personal
Tax in what Norwich-based Martin & Acock is hailing as one of its most important
appointments in recent years.

Mrs Goodswen has made the move after 21 years with local firm Larking Gowen,
where she began as a trainee accountant in 1987 and rose to the position of senior
tax manager.

Operations director Jeremy Robson says: “Clare is a prominent professional in the
business community and very highly regarded across Norfolk as a leading tax
specialist. We are delighted that she has joined Martin & Acock in this important new
role and her considerable technical expertise and practical experience will bring an
extra dimension to the firm. Clare is excellent at developing relationships with clients
and getting to know and understand their tax affairs inside out.”

A chartered tax advisor, Mrs Goodswen’s specialism is tax planning advice for
individuals and trusts, including income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. She
will be based at Martin & Acock’s office in The Close, Norwich.

The new service will cover bespoke advice for individuals, based around complex tax
planning issues. This will include advice on capital taxes and planning with regard to
trusts, as well as a full service of trust management and administration.

Mrs Goodswen, 39, says: “This is a very exciting time for Martin & Acock and for me.
The current economic climate brings challenges to individuals as well as businesses
and, as the UK tax system becomes more complex, this new service will provide
access to a trusted advisor who can liaise with solicitors, stockbrokers and financial
advisors to ensure that private clients are receiving up-to-date advice to help
minimise their tax liabilities both immediately and in the longer term.”
She adds: “In my experience, clients want to know that an advisor understands every
aspect of their affairs, including ensuring all statutory obligations have been complied
with in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.”

Martin & Acock is an independent firm of business advisors, wealth managers and
chartered accountants with six partners and almost 50 employees, acting for a
diverse range of businesses, organisations and individuals throughout East Anglia
and beyond. Based in Norwich, it also has offices in Attleborough, Swaffham and

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