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Our team of around forty staff plus partners operate from modern offices based in Cardiff.

We are members of the world-class professional accountancy body the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and the UK200 Group of Independent Chartered Accountants and Law Firms. Membership of the UK200 Group is open to high quality firms who observe stringent professional standards. To maintain membership we undergo a thorough external review of our procedures every year. The Group provides comprehensive training which enables our technical personnel to develop their skills and keep up to date with the ever changing marketplace and legislation.

The Firm is also a member of NIFA (Network of Independent Forensic Accountants) and was one of the first firms of Chartered Accountants to take advantage of the deregulation of legal services and obtain accreditation from ICAEW to undertake non contentious Probate and Estate Administration Services

Partners

Lindsay Hogg ACA FCCA is the Managing Partner of Watts Gregory LLP and heads the Specialist Services department.  He specialises in growing and developing businesses and has particular experience in strategic planning and development, grant and corporate funding, business acquisitions and disposals.

Lindsay is a Chartered Certified Accountant and is currently Deputy President of the South Wales ACCA panel and represents them on the HMRC Working Together Initiative.  He is also a member of the UK200 Corporate Finance Panel and the South & Mid Wales representative of Goldsmiths Corporate Finance.

Lindsay was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen and joined the international firm Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC) in Cardiff, as a trainee in 1979.  Having spent time in industry with Christie Tyler Plc, he returned to the profession in 1989 and became a partner with Watts Gregory in 2003.

Married with three sons, his hobbies include sport, personal fitness and travel.

Contact Lindsay on (029) 2054 6606 or alternatively Email Lindsay

Hayley Bradfield ACA FCCA CTA is a partner with Watts Gregory specialising in corporate tax.  She is heavily involved in advisory tax work, specialising in the corporate and owner managed business sector.   She has extensive knowledge covering a number of tax breaks and RnD.

Previously Hayley has lectured on professional accountancy courses at undergraduate and post graduate level and will occasionally still lecture on an ad hoc basis.  She now gives regular seminars on behalf of Watts Gregory and the professional bodies.

Hayley has two young boys who keep her very busy when she doesn't have her head down at work.

Contact Hayley on (029) 2054 6628 or alternatively Email Hayley

Chris Hatcher BFP, FCA, MEWI, MAE is a partner and heads up the firm's Forensic Accounting & Expert Witness Services.  He also heads a client service team which is responsible for the services provided to a diverse client base and is one of the firm's audit partners.

 

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and a member of both the Expert Witness Institute and the Academy of Experts.  He is the firm's representative for NIFA, a member of the ICAEW Solicitors, Forensic & Valuation Specialist Interest Groups and is a member of the UK200 Group's Forensic Accounting and Dispute Resolution Panel.  Chris is also an Accredited Expert Witness under the ICAEW scheme and an affiliate member of Resolution, whilst being the firm's Head of Legal Practice in respect of its Probate and Estate Administration offering.  He sits as a member of the ICAEW's national Ethics Advisory Committee with special interest in forensic and probate aspects.

He was educated at Howardian High School, Cardiff and University College Cardiff from where he graduated with a joint honours degree in Accountancy and Law.  He trained with the international firm Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC) and after qualifying, remained with the firm in a variety of managerial positions in both its Cardiff and Swansea offices.  In 1990 he moved to set up a new office in Cardiff for a practice with established offices in Newport and Gloucester and in 1994 oversaw the merger of that office with Watts Gregory.

Chris is married with twin boys and a daughter and his interests include soccer, skiing, golf and keeping fit.  He is a trustee of the Welsh Football Trust and the Cardiff City Foundation and enjoys foreign travel, concerts and Italian cuisine.

Contact Chris on (029) 2054 6655 or alternatively Email Chris  

Julia Mortimer FCCA is one of the partners responsible for the Audit and Risk Assurance services.  She has a hands-on approach, getting involved in audits at all levels.  Julia has particular experience of working with charities and not-for-profit organisations providing advice on their systems and controls as well as all necessary compliance work.

After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in accountancy, Julia worked for a large independent firm of accountants in the Lake District for a few years until settling back in South Wales in 1997.  She stayed in practice, working for a firm in Newport before joining Watts Gregory in 2004 and becoming a partner in 2012.

Julia is a Chartered Certified Accountant and is married with two sons and a dog, Julia enjoys walking, watching rugby and holidays.

Contact Julia on (029) 2054 6631 or alternatively Email Julia 

Nick Morgan CTA joined Watts Gregory as a partner in April 2020.  Nick is also a director as HJE Healthcare Accountants.  Nick has developed a specialist knowledge of the accounting, taxation and financial requirements of the healthcare sector, and regularly presents seminars on a wide range of financial matters to GP training programmes, GP led groups and NHS Senior Executives.

 

Nick is a member of The UK200 Group Healthcare Committee.

Contact Nick on (029) 2054 6654 or alternatively Email Nick

Anne Smith BFP FCA CTA joined Watts Gregory in August 2004, and is the Partner heading up the tax planning and advisory team.  Anne concentrates on providing holistic tax advice to small and medium sized businesses and their owner managers, and to wealthy individuals.

Anne is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.  As well as participating on the Tax Panel of the UK200 Group, Anne is on the South Wales branch committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and was President of ICAEW South Wales for 2019-20.  She is also an accredited individual for Probate and Estate Administration.

Anne graduated with a first class honours degree in mathematics and then trained and qualified professionally with the international firm KPMG, where she gained over 12 years experience specialising in tax planning for corporate purchase and sale and reorganisation transactions, fiscal share valuations, international business structuring and expatriate tax planning, and latterly for executive remuneration and employee share schemes.

Anne has two children and also enjoys Italy, wine, music, ancient history and foreign travel, and for exercise walking, the gym when it's raining, occasional gardening and the odd game of badminton or tennis.Neil Pugh RD, FCA CTA is a partner with Watts Gregory specialising in tax advice. Neil has considerable experience of advising his own clients and other accountants on a variety of tax planning areas.

Contact Anne on (029) 2054 6613 or alternatively Email Anne

Consultants

Neil Pugh RD, FCA CTA

Following over 25 years as a partner with Watts Gregory, Neil now acts in a consultancy capacity for Watts Gregory LLP.

 

 

 

David Williams

After over 30 years as a partner with Watts Gregory, David now acts in a consultancy capacity for Watts Gregory LLP.