Experience and Background

Stuart has spent many years advising his clients on how best to arrange their affairs to keep them simple and understandable, while meeting their requirements and minimising tax implications. This includes strategic advice for families and trusts on their business and personal matters, including preparing wills, estate planning (onshore and offshore), trusts, powers of attorney. He works closely with the property and corporate teams on aspects of business and family succession for corporate and property structures, negotiating with HMRC where required. He regularly presents seminars and workshops on topical tax issues and is a committee member of East Anglia’s Chartered Institute of Taxation. Chambers & Partners note “the quality of his work is exemplary.”

Stuart is Head of Tax and is a Partner in the Estates team at Howes Percival, dealing with landed estates, high net worth individuals and business owners. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has spent many years devising planning arrangements that are suitable for the needs of his clients, ensuring they provide the right mix of tax efficiency and practicality.

  • 2012 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 2010 - 2012: Grant Thornton LLP, Senior Manager
  • 2004 - 2010: Spofforths LLP, Partner
  • 2000 - 2004: BDO Stoy Hayward
  • 1998 - 2000: KPMG
  • 1998: Pupillage at Pump Court Tax Chambers

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