New partner appointed to MHA Larking Gowen’s Private Client tax team

MHA Larking Gowen has announced the appointment this month of a new partner to boost its Private Client offering.

The leading regional chartered accountancy and business advisory firm described new appointee, Sally Farrow, as “a significant asset” to the business.

Sally had originally joined the firm as a trainee and then left to work for a national firm of accountants. She rejoined the firm in 2018 with a specific focus on tax planning and tax compliance for private clients.

Sally, who will be based in Norwich while covering all of the firm’s seven regional offices, has over 20 years’ experience and is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

She will head up the newly formed Private Client tax team, with an emphasis on delivering private client services for individuals, trustees and executors, and growing the wider private client offering.

Managing Partner, Jon Woolston, said: “We are delighted to announce this important appointment. Sally brings with her wide experience and an invaluable perspective to this important part of our business.

“Although we file more than 8,500 tax returns every year, our personal tax clients are all individuals with different needs, and we are careful to ensure we meet those needs with a personal and proactive approach. Our job is to see that our clients get the most from their wealth across all areas of taxation.

“The taxation environment, both globally and in the UK, is constantly shifting. It’s easy for people to pay the wrong amount of tax, so it’s also our job to protect our clients from non-compliance and give them peace of mind in that respect.”

MHA Larking Gowen has a team of over 320 people across seven offices throughout East Anglia, making it a major regional independent accountancy partnership and one of the UK’s top 40 accountancy firms.

Its private clients comprise individuals, trustees and executors, including British citizens who live abroad and foreign nationals living in the UK.

Areas of expertise that the business offers include dealing with the complexity of inheritance tax, reducing or deferring capital gains tax bills and guiding landlords, both resident and non-resident, through UK tax reporting obligations.

The firm is experienced in dealing with HMRC enquiries and skilled at negotiating settlements, as well as offering a Tax Enquiry Protection Service.

Other areas of expertise covered are divorce and separation, and trusts and estates, with services including attending trustees’ meetings, preparing accounts, annual tax returns and inheritance tax forms.

The firm also offers probate services, as well as working closely with clients’ financial advisors and planners to maximise family wealth.

Sally commented: “I was delighted when I was asked to join the partnership. We have an excellent Private Client offering and I look forward to leading the team in the future. We will continue to focus on providing great client service and proactive advice.”

Jon added: “Sally is a significant asset to this business and our clients. My fellow partners and I look forward to working with her as we continue to expand the firm.”

For more information about how our Private Client Tax team can help you, please call 0330 024 0888 or email

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