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Haines Watts strengthens tax offering with senior appointment

Haines Watts has continued to invest in its tax offering with the appointment of associate partner Laura Dickson.

Laura joins the firm with almost 20 years’ worth of experience in tax.

Her appointment makes her the sixth female member of the leadership team, which continues to grow and diversify alongside the business.

She said: “Haines Watts stood out to me because of their young leadership team in the North East.

“Being part of a diverse group of leaders, with varying backgrounds and experiences really appealed to me.

“Haines Watts offers great flexibility to be able to manage my career around my family life, and the firm’s values really align with my own.

“I’m really looking forward to working alongside local clients and building our private client offering in the North.”

Laura’s appointment comes as the firm’s tax team continues to grow and develop.

Two of the team members have joined Haines Watts’ accredited talent development programme, while Natalie Bowmaker was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

Natalie, who also achieved Chartership this year, received the prestigious Gilbert Burr Award for the highest mark in the taxation of owner managed businesses advanced technical exam.

Speaking on the growth of the tax team, Jonathan Scott, tax partner said: “We have a lot to celebrate in our private client team at the moment.

“We’re delighted with Natalie’s achievements and are thrilled to welcome Laura to Haines Watts.

“She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team as we continue to expand and develop our private client service.

“Our private client service is vital for our clients looking at their own personal cashflow requirements and tax exposure, especially in today’s ever-evolving tax landscape.”

Haines Watts is a leading advisor to owner-managed businesses and private clients in the UK.

As a Top 15 firm, it delivers a wide range of services and solutions to enable businesses and individuals to achieve their goals.

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