Claire is the longest-serving member of our tax team having joined the firm in 1990. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clients pay the right amount of tax and no more than the right amount. One of her main concerns each year is to ensure that none of the many hundreds of self assessment tax returns that we prepare is submitted late, so avoiding the stress of late filing penalties and interest. Claire has an in depth knowledge of payroll regulations and procedures and expects her payroll portfolio to increase next year when more businesses appoint external payroll bureaux as the burdens of real-time filing take their toll. As well as her expert knowledge of income tax Claire is one of the firm’s main resources on matters of Capital Gains Tax, Trusts and tax planning. When not working Claire is kept busy by her young family and the local Girl Guide unit.