Anderson Strathern strengthens Private Client team with Tax Director hire

Anderson Strathern strengthens Private Client team with Tax Director hire

We have strengthened our Private Client team with the hire of Alison Pryde from Gillespie Macandrew as a Tax Director. Alison brings 30 years’ experience providing tax advisory services, with a particular focus on rural landowners, family businesses, professional partnerships, landlords and high net individuals. A law graduate from the University of Aberdeen, she was previously a senior tax manager with Chiene + Tait, RSM and EY. Alison will be one of eight Chartered Tax Advisers at the firm, working alongside a team of over 50 specialist lawyers, accountants and tax experts led by Carole Tomlinson, Partner and our Head of Private Client.

Carole said:

“We continue to focus on having the preeminent private client practice in Scotland and Alison’s appointment fits very much into this strategy. The last twelve months have presented an array of challenges for people and it’s increasingly important for us to have the best mix of specialist lawyers and tax experts to make life easier for our clients. We’ve also experienced an upswing in client activity and so we’re building the team out to match this growth.”

Alison said:

“Anderson Strathern continues to grow its reputation in the private client market and it’s a great time for me to be joining the firm. I look forward to working alongside Carole, Martin and the rest of the team and helping the firm’s clients through the ever-changing tax landscape.”

Commenting on the recent UK Budget, Martin Campbell, Partner and our Director of Tax Services added:

“The stealth tax strategy adopted by the Government at the UK Budget by the freezing of range of personal tax allowance, exemptions and bands means it is more important than ever for people to be protecting their wealth  by maximising the tax benefits available to them while minimising their tax exposure. Inevitable tax reforms and the potential devolution of further taxes to the Scottish Government in the future will only make it more important for clients to seek specialist tax advice at the earliest opportunity.”