Personal taxation specialist Dermot Callinan has left his role as head of UK private client advisory at KPMG to join Saffery Champness’s Harrogate team as partner.
Dermot is a specialist in domestic and international personal taxation and his clients include wealthy individuals (both UK and non-UK domiciled), global families, family offices, partnerships, entrepreneurs, trustees and family companies.
While based at Saffery Champness’ Harrogate office, Dermot will be servicing client needs across the UK. He will become a partner with effect from 1 October 2017.
Dermot has advised on personal taxation for over 30 years and at KPMG was responsible for a team of more than 170 tax professionals, including 18 partners and directors. He has led UK and international tax advice to shareholders on some of the largest and most complex private company disposals, stock market listings and private equity transactions. He also advises complex multi-generational trusts, family offices and family investment companies.
Prior to joining KPMG in 1991, Dermot worked with EY and Deloitte Haskins & Sells. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Martin Holden, partner and head of Saffery Champness’s Harroe office, commented:
As a firm, our strategy for growth is focused on appointing the best people as partners, whether from within or externally. Dermot’s CV speaks for itself and we are delighted that he is joining us. Dermot’s considerable expertise and ability will further enhance our client offering and reputation in the private client arena, and we look forward to his contribution to our continuing growth in the sector.
Dermot Callinan added:
I am very pleased to have been invited to join Saffery Champness. I was drawn to the firm because of its first class reputation in the private wealth, entrepreneurial and international taxation areas, where I have considerable experience. Having met many of my future partners, I am very excited at the prospect of working with such a talented group of people and developing my practice with them.