Hazel joined Macfarlane Gray as a trainee accountant in 1992. Since qualifying in 2000 she has specialised in tax, initially as tax manager and subsequently tax director, heading up the tax compliance and consultancy team in the Stirling office, managing a varied client base of businesses and private clients. Following the merger with French Duncan in 2013 Hazel was appointed Head of Private Client Tax in 2015 and partner in 2016.
She previously served as the Scottish President of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants for two years and is currently a member of the Scottish committee.
Her specialisms include capital taxes planning, personal tax planning, advising owner-managed businesses on areas such as succession, tax investigations and property taxation including capital allowance claims.
She has particular interest in the construction and agricultural sectors.
Hazel was brought up in a family business and has a deep understanding of the issues surrounding owner-managed firms. She draws on this background when advising on commercial and tax matters.
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