New tax partners, an acquisition and a re-brand at UHY Hacker Young

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UHY Hacker Young has announced an acquisition, re-brandings and the appointment of new tax partners.

Howard Spencer, Chairman of UHY Hacker Young, says: “UHY Hacker Young is an expanding and ambitious accountancy group and, as our reputation grows, clients are increasingly attracted by the additional expertise offered within our key technical centres and across our local offices.  We are delighted to be starting 2014 with a bang, with a bigger and more visible presence across the country and some really exciting new senior appointments.”

UHY Hacker Young’s Scottish firm, Campbell Dallas LLP has recently acquired Aberdeen-based tax consultancy, Iain A Prentice, bringing five new professionals with significant experience of international tax to the firm, and helping Campbell Dallas extend its reach into one of the UK’s most important commercial cities.

In addition to the Scottish acquisition, UHY Hacker Young has recently boosted its profile across England and Wales.  As of 1st January this year, the group’s Newport, Letchworth and Royston offices have all rebranded as UHY Hacker Young from their local firm names.

UHY Hacker Young also announces the recent appointment of several new tax partners (some already reported here on Tax Grotto):

  • Simon Browning, who was recognised as one of the country’s Top ‘40 under 40’ tax professionals by Tolley’s Tax Journal in 2012/13 has joined the Nottingham office as a Tax Partner, bringing more than fifteen years’ tax experience at top four and top ten firms.
  • In Manchester, Matthew Hodgson has been appointed as Tax Partner.  He specialises in corporate tax issues including the tax aspects of corporate M&A and restructurings.  He joins from a specialist automotive practice having previously spent over a decade at a top four firm.
  • The London office has appointed Michael Avient as partner within the private client services team.  He has previously held a number of senior roles within large firms and written for leading tax publications. He has significant expertise with complex tax planning and resolution of tax enquiries and investigations.  Michael has had a number of notable successes especially for high profile clients and has been asked to supply expert reports and evidence in his areas of specialism.


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