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The Management Team

Accountancy Practice and Business Services

Simon Paterson, FCCA
Head of Audit and Business Advisory, Partner

Simon Paterson is RJP’s audit and business advisory partner. He leads the accountancy and business advisory division, working closely with managing directors and business owners to identify ways to improve profitability levels and all round performance, as well as complete financial audits for compliance purposes. His guidance and mentoring, often working as a Virtual Finance Director, has been instrumental in helping many clients achieve both personal and business goals. Simon Paterson qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and has been an audit and business partner with RJP since 2001.

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Jamie Constable, FCCA
Corporate Finance Partner

Jamie founded his accountancy practice, Constable James, in 1990. He then created RJP in 1996 following the merger of Constable James and a London-based practice. A Chartered Certified Accountant with expertise in corporate finance, Jamie deals with all aspects of business growth and development, from strategic planning to turnaround finance. In addition to his work with RJP, Jamie also runs a successful Private Equity firm RCapital ( which specialises in both growth and turnaround investments.

Michael Blay
Audit and Outsourcing Manager

Michael Blay runs RJP’s accounting compliance team. His role is to ensure accounts are completed efficiently and cost effectively, and to assist clients with any queries. Michael has been working at RJP for eleven years and is a fully ACCA qualified accountant.

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Chris Clark, Nick Stalker and Ben Simper
Client Managers

Chris Clark, Nick Stalker and Ben Simper are RJP’s Client Managers and the primary contact point for all clients using Managed Services. All fully ACCA qualified accountants, Chris, Nick and Ben provide a wide range of outsourced accounting services and have extensive experience working across all business sectors.Depending on each client’s own requirements, their remit includes bookkeeping, management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management and VAT compliance.

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Tax Practice

Lesley Stalker, CTA, ATT
Head of Tax, Partner

Lesley Stalker heads the tax team at RJP. Since founding our tax practice over 10 years ago, Lesley has played an instrumental role in developing this area of the firm’s business. Today, over half of all RJP’s clients come to the firm for tax planning advice. Lesley’s expertise includes tax planning for company directors and businesses, in particular exit strategy planning through a sale or merger. She also works with RJP’s real estate and property clients, providing advice on tax planning opportunities for property related businesses. In addition, Lesley advises high net worth individuals in the areas of property tax, inheritance tax (IHT) and capital gains tax (CGT) planning and investment related tax planning for clients interested in EIS (enterprise investment scheme) and VCTs (venture capital trusts). Lesley is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

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Anne Eager, CTA, ACA
Tax Director

As the powers given to HMRC and the emphasis placed upon policing compliance has become more aggressive, Anne has specialised in dealing with the resulting enquiries. In recent years, Anne has helped many businesses deal effectively with HMRC enquiries. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with the specific needs of construction businesses and advising on compliance with the CIS rules and subcontractor status. Anne is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and Accountant.

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James Hale, ATT
Tax Compliance Manager

James Hale joined RJP’s tax team in 2010 and is responsible for delivering tax compliance services. When it comes round to annual self assessment tax return time, James is a key point of contact for clients completing personal tax returns. He is also responsible for managing the completion of corporation tax returns and generally ensuring that tax compliance services are as efficient and cost effective for clients as they could be. James is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

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Company Secretarial

Michael Blay
Company Secretarial Manager

Michael has 15 years’ experience in company statutory work and compliance, covering most aspects of the company “life cycle” from incorporation through to dissolution. He advises clients on a wide range of company secretarial matters including company formations, maintenance of statutory records and services obtainable from Companies House.

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30 Day Deadline for CGT Returns and Tax Payments

If you sell a property and incur capital gains tax on the transaction, you will need to file a tax return and also pay any tax that is due within 30 days of completion, or penalties will arise. Need help with your property taxes? Talk to us.