Tax Associate | Chelmsford
Neil Spicer is an Associate in the Tax Team based in our Chelmsford office. He provides advice to individuals and businesses on a range of tax matters.
Neil joined the firm in 2019 but has worked in tax for over 30 years. Having obtained a degree in Geography, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser with a top 10 firm of accountants in Ipswich before moving on to become an Associate Director at a global accountancy practice. His experience at this firm taught him the importance of collaborative working and knowledge sharing, particularly on complex tax planning matters such as residence and domicile and planning for high net worth individuals. It also taught him that tax planning should be part of an overall strategy and not undertaken in isolation.
Over the course of his career, Neil has gained a wealth of practical knowledge and experience helping and advising a wide variety of individuals from window cleaners to professional footballers and TV personalities. He also spent a few years seconded to a financial planning team and holds a financial planning certificate, which has helped him understand the breadth of financial products available and their suitability in particular tax planning scenarios.
Neil’s specialisms lie in complex tax compliance matters and providing clients with advice, guidance and support in the following areas:
- Tax planning for high net worth individuals
- Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning
- Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning
- Tax planning with trusts
- Partnership Tax planning
- Joint expert witness work, particularly in relation to divorce
- Residence and domicile status issues
- Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
- Employment tax matters.
Neil prides himself on providing a high quality service that builds trust and confidence in Rickard Luckin’s ability to help our clients achieve their goals. Clients have commented on his ability to provide clear explanations of complex matters, his approachable manner and eye for detail.
Neil steers his clients through the compliance burdens and provides pragmatic and practical solutions to their queries. He understands that each client is unique and seeks to provide a bespoke service suited to their needs and requirements.
Outside of work, Neil enjoys walking. He has completed both the Three Peaks and Six Peaks Challenges, on both occasions raising significant sums for charity. Another passion is natural history, and he has a particular interest in birdwatching. He is an active member of the RSPB and British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and regularly contributes to their scientific surveys. He also enjoys watching his son and younger daughter play cricket for Eight Ash Green Cricket Club, his elder daughter compete in horse-riding events and spending time with his family.