Chris Luckett joins Saffery Champness as Partner

26 July 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Saffery Champness has hired Chris Luckett as a Partner in its tax wing. The former Big Four Director has over two decades of experience as a tax advisor, working for high-net-worth clients and their families, entrepreneurs and land owners.

Speaking on the news, Saffery Champness Managing Partner Matthew Burton stated, “This focus underpins the growth we continue to see in our key markets, not least private client, and I am pleased to welcome Chris to the partnership as someone who so clearly shares our values and vision for the future of the firm.”

Founded in 1855, professional services firm Saffery Champness has grown into an international entity, with offices in the UK, Guernsey, Switzerland, Russia and China, among other locales. The firm provides financial, tax and business advisory work for clients, and boasts professionals skilled in dealing with issues involved in amassing wealth, protecting it, using it to best effect, and passing it on. The last 18 months have been difficult for businesses of all shapes and sizes, but the firm is now preparing to help clients prepare for a period of economic recovery.

Chris Luckett, Partner, Saffery Champness

Helping strengthen Saffery Champness’ offering in this way, Chris Luckett brings more than 20 years of tax consulting knowhow to the company. The Harrogate based Partner works with high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and their families, advising on issues such as succession planning and the tax efficient structuring of investments and transactions.

Luckett remarked, “My approach has always been to really get to know my clients, gain a deep understanding of their needs, and become their trusted adviser – the firm’s commitment to providing outstanding client service therefore resonated with me strongly. I am looking forward to working alongside the fantastic team in Harrogate and the wider Saffery Champness partnership.”

Most recently, Luckett worked with KPMG in Leeds, where he was a Director. There he advised business owners, entrepreneurs and land owners on personal and business tax issues on business structuring and profit extraction. Prior to this, he also  spent five years at fellow Big Four firm Deloitte. He holds both ATT and CTA qualifications.