Gillespie Macandrew expands sector leading tax team

L-R: Michelle McNeill (Associate), Anne Marie Renz (Tax Director), Alison Pryde (Senior Tax Manager), John McArthur (Head of Tax).

L-R: Michelle McNeill (Associate), Anne Marie Renz (Tax Director), Alison Pryde (Senior Tax Manager), John McArthur (Head of Tax).

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its Tax and Private Client team, with the recruitment of tax director Anne Marie Renz and senior tax manager Alison Pryde.

Ms Renz is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience advising on an extensive range of personal and business tax issues including business acquisitions and disposals, group reorganisations, business structuring and strategic capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning.  She has particular expertise in property tax issues advising developers, investors and landowners on areas such as LBTT, VAT and capital allowances.

Ms Pryde has extensive experience of personal tax working within “The Big Four” accounting firms where she has advised a variety of clients including individuals, trusts, partnerships and landed estates particularly in relation to Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax and the taxation of land. Alison will also be responsible for the management of Gillespie Macandrew’s tax returns team, ensuring the firm’s clients are compliant under the self-assessment regime.

Both are experienced Chartered Tax Advisors (CTAsand join the Tax team at Gillespie Macandrew which already includes 2 CTAs and two members of the Association of Taxation Technicians in a Private Client Team where most are members of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP).

John McArthur, head of tax at Gillespie Macandrew, said:“Anne Marie’s and Alison’s appointments further develop our impressive tax capabilities, enhancing a team which already provides complex tax and legal advice to our clients and other professional advisers whether individuals, businesses, farmers or other land owners, particularly around inheritance tax.  I look forward to working with them as we continue to build strength and depth in our private client and tax team.”

Fiona Morton, Chair of Gillespie Macandrew, said: “Tax is a very important service at Gillespie Macandrew as it plays a key part in virtually all private client, commercial and property transactions.  I am delighted to welcome Anne Marie and Alison to both the team and the firm. Their expertise will further strengthen this experienced team and help drive further expansion in one of our key growth areas.”

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