James Hamilton

James Hamilton, HURST Accountants
Tax Manager
0161 429 2517

What I do 

I provide tax advice to a variety of clients but primarily family and owner managed businesses. Most of the work I am involved in relates to international and transactional tax advice, including reorganisations, acquisitions, and disposals.  I also get involved in corporate tax compliance work and assist with R&D claims to help clients benefit from available tax incentives. 

Where I've been

I studied Finance at the University of Leeds before joining the graduate scheme at Grant Thornton in London.  After qualifying, I joined the in-house corporate tax team at Citibank in Canary Wharf. I then took a career break travelling around the world for a year before joining HURST at the start of 2019. 

What I've learned 

Fail to plan and plan to fail - especially when it comes to tax planning! 

Why we're unlike any other accountant 

We work with people we like - both clients and colleagues so we thoroughly enjoy what we do.


  • Favourite film: Perks of Being a Wallflower 
  • Favourite music: Fleetwood Mac 
  • Favourite food: South American 
  • Favourite city: Antigua, Guatemala or Rio De Janeiro