Azets appoints tax partner to Perth office

Azets appoints tax partner to Perth office

Lisa Macpherson-Fletcher

The Perth office of accountancy firm Azets has appointed Lisa Macpherson-Fletcher as a new tax partner specialising in land tax planning for businesses, farms, estates and families.

Ms Macpherson-Fletcher, who has over 20 years’ experience advising a wide range of clients, is widely regarded as a leading expert on tax compliance and succession planning for landed farms and estates and related tax structures, such as trusts.

She is a Chartered Tax Adviser, is a long-standing committee member of the Scottish branch of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and has extensive experience advising on residency and domicile issues and associated non-UK structures.

Most recently, Ms Macpherson-Fletcher has been working closely with professional bodies to present valuable background information to HMRC on land-based businesses that are diversifying under the Woodland Carbon Code and Peatland Carbon Code.

Ms Macpherson-Fletcher said: “It is a great privilege to be joining an ambitious accountancy firm such as Azets. The Perth office has an excellent client base that represents the diverse economy and profile of Perthshire, Tayside and surrounding areas.

“I am looking forward to advising clients with their land-based tax, succession and inheritance planning issues, and to playing a key role in the development and expansion of the office.”

The Perth office of Azets also announced plans to recruit up to 10 additional staff by 2025. The roles range from school and graduate leaver positions through to senior and management positions.

Ian Craig, partner at Azets, added: “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the team. She has a wealth of experience in Tax advisory and her expertise will be greatly valued by clients from all sectors.

“The Perth office has a long tradition of serving clients, rural businesses and families right across Scotland and we are looking forward to a range of new positions being created as the office expands.”

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