Brian Johnson joins UHY Hacker Young after being a partner at accountants HW Fisher for 11 years, while Neela Chauhan joins from accountancy firm Wilson Wright after over two years as head of tax.
Johnson has over 36 years’ experience of working in business turnaround, restructuring and insolvency. He specialises in advising SMEs and individuals across a wide range of industry sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail and financial services, after starting his career working on large corporate assignments. He also works with lenders such as banks and alternative finance providers to develop and implement business turnaround strategies.
He is also an insolvency practitioner licensed by the ICAEW and is also a fellow of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Insolvency Practitioners Association. As well as undertaking formal insolvency appointments, Johnson is on the Charity Commission’s interim manager panel.
Chauhan, a member of the Institute of Taxation, brings more than 20 years worth of tax expertise to UHY Hacker Young, having spent 18 years at Sopher + Co where she headed the tax division before joining Wilson Wright.
She has a broad range of experience in UK Taxation, advising clients on their personal and business affairs, advising High Net Worth clients and non-domiciles, in particular from Asia and Scandinavia. She assists with all aspects of compliance and tax planning relating to income tax, capital gains tax, Inheritance Tax and succession planning.
Laurence Sacker, managing partner at UHY Hacker Young’s London office, said: “Brian and Neela have a depth of expertise that will add real value to UHY Hacker Young’s offering in insolvency and private client tax.
“Brian is a very accomplished insolvency practitioner and his extensive cross-sector experience will be useful, especially with tightening economic conditions. Neela is highly regarded by her clients, many of whom are high-profile individuals, for using her international network to assist them. We’re really looking forward to seeing them contribute to UHY Hacker Young’s success in the future.”