Liz Gallagher

Partner & Head of Tax
0161 429 2508

What I do

I provide bespoke taxation advice to a variety of clients but mainly SME's and OMBs. Most of my advice relates to transactional work including reorganisations, acquisitions, and disposals including MBOs. Other areas which I frequently work on are succession, remuneration and inheritance tax planning. I like to work closely with my clients and have a hands-on approach to what can be sophisticated and at times complex planning.

Where I've been

I started my career at the Inland Revenue before spending 10 years with Coopers and Lybrand where I qualified as a CTA. I then spent 14 years at a boutique firm which specialised in advising franchised motor dealers. I then joined HURST in July 2012 as I needed a change of scenery and the rest is history.

What I've learned

That most transactions have a tax perspective and the best tax planning must be done before the event and not after!

Why we're unlike any other accountant

We have a very joined-up approach between our various departments which means we can give thorough advice across a wide spectrum of areas.


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