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What Our Clients Say About Us


    “I have known Simon professionally for close on twenty years and Sharon for a good ten.  It was to them that I chose to transfer my consultancy practice in 2000 and in terms of their technical expertise, inventive solutions and general client care, I am convinced that I made the right decision.  Since then I have had occasion to refer to both Simon and Sharon on a number of knotty issues and have been unfailingly impressed by their command of the subject.”

Matthew Hutton
 

    “I was positively impressed by the depth of the analysis.  The initial response was also very good.  Most importantly I appreciate the high availability of the advisor to timely answer my phone calls looking for clarifications.”

Mr S Manavski
 

    “McKie & Co provides expert, practical and responsive advice supporting our work for those of our clients who require help with complex tax matters.  On a client matter concerning potential inheritance tax liabilities on land held in trust with a complicated history, their advice was invaluable.”

Chris Braidwood, Cheeld Wheeler & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants
 

    “As a busy general practice we find it enormously useful to have access to an authoritative source of private client taxation expertise.  McKie & Co’s advice is always clear, practical and relevant as well as being impressively technically exact. Our clients appreciate our ability to draw on cost effective, specialist advice of the highest standard.”

Stephen Gilbey, Partner, Watkins, Stewart & Ross, Solicitors
 

    "In dealing with HMRC on complex tax planning strategies, Sharon McKie's advice is invaluable. She has that rare combination of an exact attention to minutiae and the ability to understand and apply arcane technical concepts whilst keeping in mind the larger picture."

Martin Wyatt, Whitley Stimpson, Accountants
 

    "Your expert witness report was thorough, clear, practical and to the point. In an area of great technical complexity it identified the key issues with objectivity and precision."

Gowling WLG, Solicitors
 

    "We have known and worked with Simon McKie for many years.  In particular, we worked together on a crucial application to the Supreme Court in a high-profile piece of tax litigation.  Simon combines technical excellence and an encyclopaedic knowledge of Tax with the utmost pragmatism and first class client service.  He is without doubt one of the big names in the Tax world."

Pinsent Masons, Solicitors
 

    “I have had extensive dealings with the McKie & Co team over the years. Their thoroughness and professionalism is very impressive and they have been a pleasure to deal with.

Tim Parr, Partner, Baker Tilly, Chartered Accountants
 

    "Simon McKie's expert advice in respect of a professional negligence claim concerning taxation advice was invaluable.  He clearly explained the extremely complex provisions which were relevant to the claim and identified the key tax issues in respect of duty, damage, quantum and mitigation.  The quality of his advice and the clarity of his oral and written explanations were instrumental in assisting our client in their defence and resolution of this matter."

Gavin Henderson, Partner, Clyde & Co, Solicitors
 

    "Sharon and Simon McKie are a formidable litigation support team.  Penningtons and McKie & Co acted for a client in relation to an appeal to the Court of Appeal.  McKie & Co produced a 136 page report in record time which was a comprehensive and highly technical paper containing a detailed analysis of the Special Commissioners' decision.  It was a clear and succinct summary of both the law and relevant principles from which we and Counsel derived tremendous benefit.  We cannot help but commend them on a high degree of competence and quality of service."

Penningtons Manches LLP, Solicitors
 

    “We very much value the specialist support that McKie & Co provide to us. Their advice is of the highest technical standard and is delivered in a way which is intimidating neither to us nor to our clients. Their work is extremely comprehensive and their attention to detail is reassuring.”

Andrew Gammon, Chairman, AG Tax Ltd, Executive Benefits & Taxation Consultancy
 

    “The Inheritance Tax regime for Pension Schemes was introduced in April 2006 as a “simple” regime. Sadly, it is anything but. On complicated issues concerning taxes on retirement savings I have found McKie & Co’s help invaluable.”

Adrian Waddingham CBE, Partner, Barnett Waddingham LLP, Independent Actuaries & Consultants
 

    “As a private client, I greatly appreciate Simon and Sharon’s considerateness and dedication. They explain the relevant law clearly and succinctly without technical jargon so that I am aware of the issues which are relevant to my affairs. Their obvious technical competence and thoroughness is very reassuring.”

Mike Saxby, Shareholder & Managing Director, Linfield Ltd, Building & Construction Services
 

    “McKie & Co’s work is always technically strong and creative. Their advice is extremely practical and clearly sets out for our clients the disadvantages and uncertainties inherent in tax advice as well as its advantages. Our services to our clients are enhanced by having access to their expertise.”

Barry Chernoff, Partner, Davis Grant Ltd, Chartered Certified Accountants

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