James Chappell


Position within firm – Associate Tax Director

What do you do?

I head up the Private Client Tax function for the practice and manage all aspects of the Tax department on a daily basis.

What do you enjoy most about your job/ what motivates you to get up in the morning?

I enjoy meeting clients, listening to their needs and providing robust and sensible tax advice in addition to building long-standing relationships.  I also thoroughly enjoy managing the Tax team and helping all team members grow and develop their careers along with providing a supportive and challenging environment.

Tax is a career where communication skills are just as valuable as numeracy skills and I enjoy helping explain complex areas to clients in simple, straightforward ways.

What projects do you work on?

All areas of Private Client Taxation, with a particular focus on Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Residency Issues, Inheritance Tax and Trusts and Estates.

My work involves managing the Tax team and dealing with Tax compliance work for clients, and a large part of what I do also involves working on complex Tax advisory and planning work for clients.

What is on top of your bucket list?

To travel and see new places. Rome is currently top of my list. From a career perspective, I want to mentor and continue to help other Tax professionals develop and growth their respective roles and careers.