Johnston Carmichael appoints three senior members to private client team


Alexandra Docherty

Alexandra Docherty

Partner and Head of Private Client Tax

15 June 2022


Leading independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has bolstered its private client advisory team with three new senior appointments.

Katy Burke has been appointed as Director and Michael Jamieson and Roger Campbell have both been appointed as Senior Tax Managers in the team, all working with Johnston Carmichael clients across the UK.

Known as one of the largest Private Client Tax teams in Scotland, the team’s head count has increased by 17% over the past 12 months alone given the continued increased demand for the team’s specialist tax services.

Key growth areas include succession planning, pre-sale planning and reshaping existing family businesses in a tax efficient way, as families and businesses alike navigate a challenging economic climate and require increasingly specialist advice.

Partner and Head of Private Client Tax, Alexandra Docherty, said: “During and since the pandemic we saw increased demand for our private client tax services, as clients recognised the importance of having in place a clear tax strategy and a strong relationship with trusted advisers. Katy, Michael and Roger are highly experienced advisers who each bring specialist skills in personal tax, both advisory and compliance, and will complement our existing skilled team to drive the business forward.

“In the past year we’ve recruited 10 new advisory experts to the team, and we continue to invest in our people at all stages. As a result of our recent recruitment drive, we’re in a very strong position to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead for Johnston Carmichael.

The private client tax team comprises 68 staff, including three partners, across the business.

The senior appointments in recent months further augment the firm’s existing deep private client experience. They come at a time of predicted growth with increased demand for national and international advisory services.

Specialist services provided by the private client team include income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax planning, succession strategies, partnership taxation, global mobility, domicile and residence planning, and personal and trust taxation including trust accounting.


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