UHY Hacker Young adds two new partners to our London office

Publications that covered this story include: Accountancy Age on 17 July 2019.
  • Brian Johnson and Neela Chauhan join Restructuring & Insolvency and Private Client Tax teams

UHY Hacker Young has appointed two new partners to our London office. Brian Johnson joins UHY Hacker Young after being a partner at accountants HW Fisher for 11 years. Neela Chauhan joins from accountancy firm Wilson Wright after two and a half years as Head of Tax.

Brian Johnson has over 36 years’ experience of working in business turnaround, restructuring and insolvency. Brian specialises in advising SMEs and individuals across a wide range of industry sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail and financial services, after starting his career working on large corporate assignments. He also works with lenders such as banks and alternative finance providers to develop and implement business turnaround strategies.

Brian is an insolvency practitioner licensed by the ICAEW and is also a fellow of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Insolvency Practitioners Association. As well as undertaking formal insolvency appointments, Brian is on the Charity Commission’s interim manager panel.

Neela Chauhan, a member of the Institute of Taxation, brings more than 20 years worth of tax expertise to UHY Hacker Young, having spent 18 years at Sopher + Co where she headed the Tax division before joining Wilson Wright.

Neela has a broad range of experience in UK Taxation, advising clients on their personal and business affairs, advising High Net Worth clients and non-domiciles, in particular from Asia and Scandinavia. She assists with all aspects of compliance and tax planning relating to income tax, capital gains tax, Inheritance Tax and succession planning.

Laurence Sacker, managing partner at our London office, says: “Brian and Neela have a depth of expertise that will add real value to UHY Hacker Young’s offering in insolvency and private client tax.”

“Brian is a very accomplished insolvency practitioner and his extensive cross-sector experience will be useful, especially with tightening economic conditions.”

“Neela is highly regarded by her clients, many of whom are high-profile individuals, for using her international network to assist them.”

“We’re really looking forward to seeing them contribute to UHY Hacker Young’s success in the future.”