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 and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). 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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