Partners

  • Mark Shewring

    Partner

    Mark joined haysmacintyre in 2004 where he trained and qualified in the audit department. He moved to specialise in business taxation in 2007 and worked his way through the ranks to be promoted to Partner in April 2016.

    Having started his career in audit, Mark developed an interest in tax and enjoyed advising clients on matters that affect them and their business. His background places him in an excellent position to be able to advise clients from both an accounting and tax point of view, providing them with comprehensive joined up advice.

    Mark provides tax advisory services for our clients with particular experience in the hospitality sector. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge on matters such as employee equity incentives including Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) scheme, group restructuring and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) support and venture capital schemes such as Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

    He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA).

  • Neil Simpson

    Tax Partner

    Neil joined haysmacintyre in 2001 and is a Tax Partner with us. His area of practice focuses on all aspects of direct taxation relevant to businesses and their owners whether incorporated (company or LLP) or un-incorporated, including general partnerships.

    He advises on a range of tax issues focusing on transactional matters and tax structuring, particularly for early stage businesses and those preparing for, or seeking an exit. He has wide experience of advising on the impact and mitigation of direct taxes in the course of business transactions generally and those related matters as they impact on the owners and their key employees.

    Neil has been a specialist tax partner for over 25 years. Following qualification, Neil spent a number of years in general practice before specialising in tax and joining the tax consultancy group of a national firm where he became a Partner and headed up the group.

  • Lee Stokes

    Partner

    Lee heads up our Care Charities subsector and has worked in the not for profit sector for nearly two decades. Lee's portfolio consists of care charities, independent schools and a range of other charitable organisations.

    Lee focuses his service on statutory audit and accountancy, but also ensures his clients respond to their compliance responsibilities and assists with technical accounting treatments. He leads financial system and internal controls reviews, financial due diligence, as well as financial best practice and governance matters with a variety of charities.

    As a regular speaker at sector events, Lee also leads many of our popular trustee training sessions annually. Some of his specialist topics include accounting and reporting, fraud, and financial governance.

    Outside of work, Lee is a keen sports fan who supports Liverpool FC and Harlequins FC, and manages his son’s football team.

  • James Walker

    Private Client Partner

    James joined us in October 2019 as a Private Client tax partner. While also having more general personal tax experience, James specialises in how the UK taxes high net worth non-UK domiciled individuals, ‘offshore’ trust/company structures and related beneficiaries.

    James spent almost ten years in the Channel Islands working within the tax teams of two well respected fiduciary services companies during which time he qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser before returning to London in 2005.

    James has played many sports over the years, and will do so once again, but his time is currently spent reading stories to, playing with, tidying up after and generally enjoying time with his young son and daughter.

  • Richard Weaver

    Partner, Head of Charities and Not for Profit

    Richard became a Partner with haysmacintyre in 2008 having trained in both the corporate and not for profit sectors. He has been actively involved in the internal management of the firm on our Audit Committee and spent five years on the partnership Management Board.

    Richard is our head of Charities and Not for Profit team, and is particularly interested in charities delivering care, arts and culture organisations and independent schools. He provides both external audit services and advisory and consultancy services to their management teams, and sees his role as a key adviser for management and trustees in achieving their charitable objects and longer term strategy.  Richard has a particular interest in governance and risk management processes, as well as improving financial systems, controls and management reporting.

    He has been actively involved in the training of the not for profit team and leads our external trustee training programme, in association with Farrer & Co, which is an invaluable contributor to our corporate social responsibility policy, in enabling charity trustees to benefit from training and sharing experiences with their peers in a cost effective way. Richard has himself practical experience as a Trustee with the Royal Marines Charitable Trust, part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Group. He is their representative on the group finance and audit committee.

    As an avid motorcycle fan, Richard follows British Superbikes, World Superbikes and Grand Prix. He also owns the rights to the Marshan brand of powerboats, and competes in the offshore racing series with the Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA).