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Richard Stanley

Partner, Nottingham

Direct line: 0115 945 4335

My expertise

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I am the Tax Partner at Smith Cooper’s Nottingham office. I deal with the tax affairs and tax planning for business owners and individuals. I advise on a range of issues from remuneration planning to complex company reorganisations.

What can I do for your organisation?

With over 20 years experience in finance and tax and several years in the Inland Revenue, I can structure your affairs to minimise your tax exposure.

Experience counts

My career in finance and tax began with working at the Inland Revenue. I gained valuable experience during this time and built up a good understanding of the workings of a large organisation. After several years, I moved to Grant Thornton where I had the chance to specialise in personal tax issues and high net worth individuals. 

In 1989 I moved to PKF where I gained further valuable experience. My knowledge of tax progressed further with a new specialism in corporate tax from small family companies to PLCs.

I was then asked in 1994 to join a smaller three-office firm to create a separate tax division for their organisation and develop tax specialisms. This goal was achieved and concluded in 2001. Upon completion of the project, I joined Smith Cooper as a manager, becoming Tax Partner in 2003.

Deeper knowledge

My focus is on tax planning for individuals and owner managed businesses. I can advise on a range of issues from company reorganisations, shareholder disputes and inheritance tax through to all aspects of personal tax planning.

Personally speaking

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy going clay pigeon shooting and more recently I have taken an interest in gun dog training having just taken on two additional recruits - black Labrador puppies!