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Saffery Champness makes four partner appointments

TOP 20 firm Saffery Champness has announced the appointment of four partners across its Harrogate, Bournemouth, London and Inverness offices, bringing the total number of partners and partner equivalents at the firm to 73.

Sally Appleton joined the firm’s Harrogate office 11 years ago, from PwC, and specialises in both landed estates and charities. She also advises not-for-profit clients including charitable trusts, independent schools and academies.

David Chismon joined the Saffery’s Bournemouth office in 2014 and, prior to training as a chartered tax adviser, obtained a law degree from Durham University. He is also a member of the firm’s landed estates practice group and acts for individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts and assists with their strategic planning.

Having joined the firm’s London office’s tax department in 2010, Emma Hendron specialises in private client tax advice. Her clients include entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and their families, as well as trustees and beneficiaries, based both in the UK and abroad. A member of the firm’s International Practice Group, Hendron also advises non-domiciled individuals and offshore trustees.

Based in the firm’s Inverness office since 2008, Coll Murchison-MacDonald works with businesses, entrepreneurs, and small to medium-sized corporates across the Highlands of Scotland and further afield. His clients span a wide range of industries, including the retail, hospitality, financial services, landed estates and agriculture sectors. A native Gaelic speaker, Murchison-MacDonald is the chair of the audit committee at Bòrd na Gàidhlig, a non-departmental public body which advises the Scottish Government. In 2015, he was included in Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35.

Saffery Champness managing partner Rob Elliott said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to make these latest partner appointments from within the firm and from a number of different offices and teams. We are committed to retaining and attracting the very best people at all levels; providing the opportunities and training to ensure our people can fulfil their potential. These appointments are testament to the success of our strategy.”

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