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Gallaghers…

The firm was founded in 1983 to offer to small and medium sized companies the levels of skill and expertise offered by the major international accounting firms to their multinational clients.

We are now a 7 partner firm with a team of 25 focusing on a wide range of client related services. We deliver a full range of audit, accounting, corporate finance, insolvency and tax services.

Further details about our full range of services can be found in Our Services.




2nd Floor
Titchfield House,
69-85 Tabernacle Street,
London EC2A 4RR

About us
The Firm…

The Gallagher Partnership LLP was established in its present form in 1983 by a group of partners and managers from a “Big 4 Firm” who became disillusioned with the apparent inability of that practice to deal efficiently with owner managed clients.

Our aim is to bring a practical approach to a client’s business affairs by providing a full range of services to both the business and the individual. Our personal approach to each client leads to staff and partner continuity. We currently have 7 partners and 25 staff. This unusually low partner to staff ratio allows us to provide a very direct personal service from the partner who is actively involved in the work rather than the more hierarchical structure that many of our competitors use.

We believe that this offers the client a far higher level of service both in terms of quality and speed as the partner is often able to deal with questions and issues and take decisions immediately in an efficient manner.

Gallaghers has grown substantially in recent years and provides audit, accounting, tax, insolvency and corporate finance services to a variety of market sectors. Gallaghers has a particular niche in advising FCA regulated businesses dealing with their applications for registration and on going compliance issues as well as audit, accounting and tax.

Most of the partners of Gallaghers have served as partners and managers with international firms of Chartered Accountants and combine a range of experiences and skills, which is a distinct advantage for its clients.

”We understand the needs, issues and opportunities of your owner-manager enterprise. Our approach is simple.
We bring the wealth of knowledge and skill expected from the largest advisory firms to all clients whatever their size."
Gallaghers Accountants

Our Services
The Firm…

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    Audit and compliance

    The audit department is staffed by experienced professionals. We do not employ trainees as part of a strategic decision to focus on the needs of the client.
    As a consequence we have developed a most efficient and competent audit approach designed to fulfil all statutory requirements with the least disruption to the day to day operations of the business.

    For more information please contact:
    Andy Jepson
    Sam Clarke
    Chris Evans
    Robert Palmer
    Imtiaz Arian

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Financial services reporting and audits

    Imtiaz Arian heads the department responsible for a range of activities including:

    Application to FCA for regulation for new businesses, establishing UK subsidiaries and branches of American, European and other foreign companies, monthly FCA compliance reporting, FCA audits, accounting and tax compliance for regulated entities

    His close personal dealings with US clients in particular has led to successful entry into the UK regulated market for those clients, including hedge funds, investment and fund management businesses.

    For more information please contact:
    Imtiaz Arian
    Chris Evans

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Pension scheme audit and compliance, accounting and regulation

    Andy Jepson brings a wealth of experience in the field of pension scheme auditing and regulation and joined the firm to fill a gap in the specialism.

    This is a highly technical area which requires an advisor with vast experience and current knowledge as the regulatory matters are becoming increasingly more complicated. especially with the introduction of the 2015 SORP. Andy who acts for a large number of pension schemes leads the pension scheme audit and compliance team..

    For more information please contact:
    Andy Jepson

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Insolvency and business recovery

    Robert Palmer and his team specialise in delivering services to stakeholders in businesses experiencing difficulties. Robert is a qualified insolvency practitioner and the team draws on the expertise of experienced professionals in other departments within the firm.

    When the problems become severe the only recourse is often liquidation or bankruptcy and as a qualified professional Robert can act as the office holder for example liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy.

    For more information please contact:
    Robert Palmer

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Outsourced & management accounting services

    One of the most transparent value added services is the outsourced accounting services. We harness the firm’s core competencies to offer a full range of business solutions from payroll, financial administration and VAT compliance through to accounts preparation and act as a company’s in house accounts department. Our qualified and experienced team prepares management accounting information either in house or on client premises.

    In many cases we work hand in hand with our clients and their “Big 4” auditor to produce detailed audit files.

    The department is overseen by partners and staffed by experienced professionals.

    For more information please contact:
    Andy Jepson
    Sam Clarke

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    Trusts, tax planning and structuring

    Our tax department is led by Keith Thompson who has a wealth of experience in a variety of complex tax issues.

    The department specialises in tax efficient structuring and estate planning as well as servicing onshore and offshore private clients and corporations.

    International tax and financial consultancy and UK and overseas Trust matters are core strengths of the Gallaghers team

    The department is particularly strong in the area of domicile and residence and advises clients coming from overseas to the UK and  liases with foreign executives on issues of tax residency..

    The Trust department specialisesin all aspects from the formation of trusts through to dealing with compliance issues such as tax returns and HMRC enquiries.

    For more information please contact:
    Keith Thompson

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    Taxation

    The corporate and personal tax functions work hand in hand as our holistic approach ensures that the  tax issues are considered as one particularly for owner managed businesses.

    We offer compliance services to personal and corporate clients including preparation of tax returns and computations as well as advice on liabilities and the timing of payments.

    HMRC enquiries are an ever increasing issue and we are experienced in dealing with personal and corporate enquiries.

    For more information please contact:
    Keith Thompson

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Multi-national businesses

    We act for a number of overseas companies particulary US and EU with subsidiaries or branches in the UK. We can help from the initial start-up to include company registration, tax compliance, HR issues and structuring advice through to liaising with overseas auditors.

    We are aware of different countries accounting requirements and adopting local financial statements to overseas accounting conventions. We are experienced in meeting company reporting deadlines and conversant in different reporting requirements adopted by various countries.

    We have advised  international groups on tax planning matters, from the UK tax implications of group strategy to how the overall tax burden can be reduced through efficient structuring of the international organisation and inter-company transfer pricing arrangements.

    For more information please contact:
    Andy Jepson

  • Gallaghers Accountants
    Academy schools

    We act for several academy schools in the London region.

    Broadly in line with the wider not-for-profit sector and more specifically the Academies Accounts Direction, the accounting and auditing requirements for academies is a complex and specialist area. Chris Evans brings his specialist knowledge of the sector to our charities department.

    Gallaghers is well connected in the sector and knows a number of providers of specialist services to offer our clients. We can help with the annual accounts and audit, the annual accounts return, the Teachers’ Pension return (EOYC), and internal audit/responsible officer testing.

    For more information please contact:
    Chris Evans
    Sam Clarke

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    Charities

    We act for a range of charities from smaller, single interest charities to larger national charities.

    Charities accounting and auditing has become a more complex and specialised area in recent years and Sam Clarke has been able to use his experience as a charity trustee to expand the role of the charities department

    Gallaghers is well connected in the charity world and works with a number of providers of specialist professional services to offer our charity clients access to advice in a range of related areas.

    For more information please contact:
    Sam Clarke

Tech City
Shoreditch

Encompassing the creative districts of Old Street and Shoreditch and stretching to the Olympic heartland of Stratford, Tech City offers exciting opportunities for technology companies and investors of all sizes and disciplines.

With offices in Tech City, Gallaghers are a professional advisory services provider to international companies and global entrepreneurs, as well as locally based businesses. We are ideally and uniquely able to deal with all the Accounting, Taxation, Payroll and other questions which inevitably arise as companies expand and invest in the UK and overseas market. Each service can stand alone or contribute to a portfolio of operational support.

We will work with you every step of the way to offer you creative solutions to your business requirements – on time and on budget with the expertise and attention to detail that has established our reputation.

For more information on how we can help, please contact andy@gallaghers.co.uk

With offices in Tech City Gallaghers are a professional advisory and services provider to international companies and global entrepreneurs..

Our Partners
Meet us…

  • Andy Jepson FCCA

    Andy qualified as an ACCA in 1992, became FCCA in 1997 and joined Gallaghers in 2001.

    Experienced in audits for general corporate and financial services clients, accounting and regulation, business start-ups and funding, corporate and personal taxation (UK and International), cross border transactions, transfer pricing and general accounting services.

  • Chris Evans FCA

    Chris qualified in 1994 and after 15 years at the same firm looking after owner managed businesses he moved to gain wider experience. He became head of audit and advisory at the London office of Target, and spent time in the pensions and not for profit teams there, subsequently heading both. 

    After a short and successful period of trading, the same team merged the firm with Menzies LLP where he was an audit partner.

    His experience is in both providing holistic advice to owner managed business, and audit services in specialist and regulated areas including FCA, Pension schemes, Charities and Academy Schools.

  • Imtiaz Arian FCA MSI

    Imtiaz qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen & Co where he specialised in investigations and corporate finance work, before becoming Corporate Finance Manager to a London stockbroker.

    He further developed this speciality abroad with an international trading group, before returning to London. He now specialises in regulated financial services sector and owner managed businesses.

  • Keith Thompson

    Keith joined Gallaghers in 2007 having previously been with Deloitte’s and Ernst & Young expatriate and private client departments.

    Specialises in both UK and international personal tax issues with particular emphasis on UK and offshore tax planning and expatriate tax including residence, domicile and remittance issues, with recent experience in ATED and ATED related capital gains tax issues and de-enveloping transactions.

  • Michael Palmer FCA

    Mike is a founder partner of Gallaghers who qualified as an ACA 1967 and became an FCA 1972. Has more than 40 years’ experience gained in part as a partner in 2 international accountancy practices that are now constituent parts of firms in the big 4.

    In addition to operating as a partner in the firm he served as part time finance director of an AIM listed mining company for some 10 years until it was sold to an overseas investor. He now concentrates on providing general business advice with an accounting bent to owner managed businesses.

  • Robert Palmer FCA MIPA

    Robert qualified in 1979 and joined Grant Thornton in London as Technical Manager. From there he transferred to Oxford and was offered a partnership in 1986. He provides general corporate advice to a number of owner managed businesses and advises a wide range of financial sector clients.

    He has significant experience in advising in the areas where corporate law and accounting meet, for example restructuring, insolvency and litigation support. He is also the firm’s compliance and technical partner.

  • Sam Clarke FCA

    Sam qualified as an ACA in 1988 and an FCA in 1999 and joined Gallaghers in 2000.

    Before taking up accountancy, Sam Clarke graduated from Sheffield University in 1982 with a BA in Economics and Russian.

    At Gallaghers he is a general practice partner and a charity sector specialist. He has spent many years as a charity Trustee so is aware of the issues both as a trustee and an advisor and this provides a great insight into the workings of charities of varying sizes. He has a reputation for being committed, responsive and hard working.

Get in touch…

Gallaghers Chartered Accountants2nd Floor, Titchfield House, 69-85 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4RR

020 7490 7774

020 7490 5354