Meet the Team
Discover more about our team of experts.
Whilst dealing with many different business sectors, Paul has developed Astonia into arguably one of the leading property tax specialist practices in the country.
Paul says “we have proudly developed a solid and professional team covering every area of tax, legal, insurance and finance so that our clients do not need to go anywhere else. We have an incredible team who deliver an outstanding service and are meticulous in everything they do”.
Senior Tax Manager
• Business structuring
• Succession planning
• Property taxation
James is a Chartered Tax Adviser having responsibility for our client’s tax affairs. James previously worked at Coutts where he was responsible for advising on personal and family tax issues for wealthy clients. James works with clients to ensure that their personal or business affairs are structured efficiently and remain compliant.
Anton is an industry recognised specialist dealing with tax planning, HMRC investigations as well as specialist subjects including property tax and VAT.
He is the author of the Practical Enquiries Manual, several annotated Finance Acts and writes regularly for Taxation, Tax Adviser and Tax Digest.
Kerry is our Practice Manager at Astonia Associates and has been working in senior positions in Accountancy Practices for over 25 years.
Kerry manages all relationships with our clients and team members, to ensure that the practice and our team run seamlessly and our clients receive a first class service.
Practice Bookkeeping Manager
Sarah and the team can also produce monthly/quarterly Management Accounts and other Management Information and KPI’s to ensure that our clients have the most up to date information to run their businesses effectively and are well informed for business decision making.
Sue manages the whole finance function of our group of companies and ensures that our internal processes and our processes with our clients run accurately and efficiently.
• PAYE and employment status issues
• Remuneration strategies
• Self-assessment enquiries
Cate became a qualified member of the Association of Tax Technicians and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2019. Cate manages enquiries, tax compliance and tax health checks.
CONSULTANT MORTGAGE ADVISOR
Lee helps our clients and contacts build property portfolios across the whole of the UK, from first time landlords to the very experienced landlords with 100’s of properties both commercial & residential.
As an independent broker Lee has whole of market access to products and over the years has built up solid and trusted relationships with many of the lenders which allows direct access to underwriters and also access to exclusive rates/products.
CONSULTANT INSURANCE ADVISOR
CONSULTANT FINANCIAL ADVISOR
As an independent financial adviser, the most important aspect of financial planning for her is really getting to know and understand the needs and aspirations of each client. This results in working with them to ensure the most appropriate solutions are found to achieve their goals and reviewing annually to keep on track.
Becky also runs the Hertfordshire practice of Sterling and Law.
CONSULTANT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES ADVISOR
Legislation changes over recent years has seen Chris and his multi disciplinary team continue to showcase their importance in what has become an extremely complex subject with significant tax benefits.
CONSULTANT LEGAL ADVISOR
Tim is arguably one the of the best property lawyers in the country and integrates all legal planning with our tax planning team.
Tim prides himself on providing friendly, approachable and value for money legal services – with a high level of professional expertise.
“We believe solicitors should be proactive by keeping clients informed and advised well before problems arise. We aim to deliver legal services in a more convenient way to our clients”.