Michael Flaherty and Lee Bijoux join the private client partner team at BDO


BDO LLP has appointed Michael Flaherty as a tax partner in its Private Client team.

Based in Guildford, his role is to further develop bespoke private client taxation services for clients across the South, in London and overseas. Michael brings with him 20 years of private client experience having worked for two Big Four accountancy firms and global banks in London, Cayman and Jersey. He joins from RSM (legacy Baker Tilly) where he a Tax Director.

Michael specialises in the provision of tax advice to high net worth individuals (HNWIs), families, trustees and companies, including many with international private wealth aspects to consider.

Michael’s appointment follows the announcement of the promotion to partner of Lee Bijoux in BDO’s Private Client team, based in London.  Lee joined BDO in 2012 as a director, having trained with Deloitte.  He specialises in international private client tax, advising wealthy individuals with complex affairs, and has significant expertise in residence, domicile and trust matters.

Paul Ayres, BDO’s National Head of Private Clients, said: “Lee’s promotion and Michael’s appointment illustrate just how important attracting and rewarding high-calibre individuals is to BDO’s growth strategy.  “Together these investments add to the depth and breadth of our offering, delivering services to private individuals and businesses, in both domestic and international markets – a great asset to the majority of those we advise and an enhancement to how we deliver broader solutions for clients.”

On joining the firm, Michael Flaherty added: “The opportunity to join BDO is a very exciting one.  The firm has a strong brand and the tax team has a leading reputation in the market place, which I hope to enhance working closely with the many talented partners and colleagues.”

Lee Bijoux said: “We live in a more regulated and globalised world than ever before. HNWIs are increasingly turning to experienced advisers to help them navigate complex domestic and international tax regimes. It is because of this, and the talented team we have in place, that our practice continues to go from strength to strength.”

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