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Chris Hadley
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Chris Hadley
Head of Private Client Services
Chris is our head of Private Client Services. He is a qualified chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and trust and estate practitioner.

Chris is also Chair of the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire (BBH) branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). His election in 2022 came just 10 years after winning STEP Diploma for Accountants & Tax Practitioners Student of the Year.

Chris has extensive experience advising high net worth clients, property investors and business owners and helping them to preserve their wealth.

“What I enjoy most about my work is getting to know clients, understanding what they need and establishing what is important to them,” said Chris. “There is a tremendous variety in what I do – and of course everyone is different – but I am typically providing guidance on three areas of tax: income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.”

As well as assisting clients with all their tax planning and compliance needs, Chris has guided clients through the daunting process of HM Revenue & Customs investigations, including special compliance office investigations. “It can be a stressful time but it’s easier to face with Harwood Hutton in your corner.”


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Client Testimonials
  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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