5th May 2021HW Fisher announces four Partner appointments

HW Fisher, the top 30 audit and advisory firm has today announced the hire of four external Partners as it continues its recruitment drive to bolster its partnership team. Richard Morley, Melanie Hicks, Stevie Heafford and Tajinder Bhalla have all joined HW Fisher’s tax department. These new hires bring a wealth of diversified and specialist tax experience and take the total number of HW Fisher Partners in the firm to thirty-one.

Richard Morley has joined HW Fisher from BDO where he spent 12 years, to head up the firm’s Tax Dispute Resolution business. Richard specialises in resolving tax investigations and disputes with HMRC, covering private clients, corporates and charities. Richard has over 30 years of experience handling tax disputes.

Melanie Hicks has more than 25 years’ experience working in audit and tax roles and started her career in audit at PwC. Melanie’s experience centres around advising family and owner managed businesses and their associated private individuals. Having worked in both practice and in industry, Melanie is able to bring a unique perspective to solving tax challenges for her clients.

Stevie Heafford joins HW Fisher from Wright Vigar Ltd where she led the Private Client team and prior to that she spent most of her career at Grant Thornton. Stevie has a wide range of tax experience, including in trusts and estates, personal and corporate tax matters and will work with owner managed business and high net worth individuals providing high quality tax advice.

Tajinder Bhalla joins having previously worked at PwC, GSK and Deloitte. Tajinder has experience advising a range of international businesses from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies on tax planning initiatives, as well as considerable experience in the field of Stamp Duty Land Tax. He is also a qualified barrister with an understanding of the legal sector and has worked with a global pharmaceutical business as a consultant on their expansion and growth plans.

Jamie Morrison, Partner, Head of Tax at HW Fisher, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Richard, Melanie, Stevie and Tajinder to HW Fisher. The tax team continues to go from strength to strength and these new appointments are the next step in our journey. I look forward to working closely with Richard, Melanie, Stevie and Tajinder as we continue to expand our offering and the variety of expert services we are able to offer our clients.”

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