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The Huddersfield Office Partners

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Paul Ballesta CTA

Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has been working in tax since 1984. He oversees the Huddersfield office Tax Department, which covers a wide spectrum of clients both UK and overseas. Paul specialises in tax planning for individuals, trusts and businesses of all kind.

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Patrick Heaton FCA

Patrick qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and gained experience in a national firm. He has experience of providing auditing and accountancy services to a wide variety of businesses and also deals with specialised assignments such as schools/academies, charities, financial services, solicitors, pension schemes, forensic work and due diligence.

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Steve Lindley ACA, CTA

Steve is the Managing Partner of the Huddersfield office and also Senior Tax Partner. He has a broad tax experience and specialises in advising high net worth individuals based both in the UK and overseas and also advising upon business mergers, acquisitions and re-organisations.

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Alistair Russell FCA

Alistair qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. He is in charge of the Huddersfield office Audit and Accountancy Department and is responsible for training and compliance matters. Alistair acts for a wide variety of clients around the country, ranging from sole traders to large groups of companies. He also deals with specialised assignments such as schools/academies, charities, financial services, pension schemes and due diligence.

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Richard Umbers FCA

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is the firms Audit and Corporate Finance Partner. He acts for a wide spectrum of clients both locally and nationally. As Corporate Finance Partner, Richard has developed a wide range of contacts with funding organisations, which has assisted businesses of all sizes in raising capital to meet their needs. Richard also has first hand knowledge of Trust law and Estate tax planning. Richard also undertakes forensic work referred to the office.

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