Professional Fife Based Firms Working Together

10th February 2023

There’s more to accounting than simply calculating numbers. A good accountant offers advice and support beyond the numbers to help you make the right decisions for the business, in both the short and long term.

Leading tax and business advisors, EQ Accountants offer support to many solicitors and legal professionals, offering an additional level of understanding of the rules and regulations in this specialist sector.

This was crucial for Innes Johnston, a prominent firm of Fife-based solicitors, which delivers quality legal and practical advice to individuals and businesses across Scotland. With offices in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Leven, Innes Johnston have worked in Fife for nearly 180 years and their extensive levels of expertise and experience result in the provision of a first class tailored service to meet the needs of their clients.

Mark Gibson, Partner in EQ’s Glenrothes office, has worked closely with the Partners at Innes Johnston since they joined EQ in 2010. Mark has regular meetings with the Partners, which allows him to cover both compliance and planning matters, including tax planning, budgeting, working capital management and succession matters. Any issues can be quickly identified, with solutions put in place, providing a clear vision for the firm to work towards.

Ann Oliver, Partner at Innes Johnston, commented:

"Our client-focused approach has given us an excellent reputation across Fife and beyond and having Mark and the team at EQ complement the work we do to achieve successful outcomes for our clients is of huge benefit to us. Internally, Mark's support allows us to ensure we are keeping on track with all financial matters whilst also acting as a sounding board for us. He is always at the end of the phone, and we value the advisory support he provides."

As well as providing support and advice to the LLP and the Partners, EQ also provide collaborative support for Trust clients, business valuation advice for matrimonial and litigation matters and Inheritance Tax assistance as and when it's needed.

Mark commented:

"Having a relationship with the Partners and being able to attend regular meetings has made it easier to provide tax and business support as I know where they want to take the business. At EQ, we like to provide proactive advice for clients above the usual compliance services. As we operate our own Partnership, we are well versed in the issues that can arise and the solutions that can be implemented and use that knowledge to advise Innes Johnston. We also work closely with Innes Johnston so their clients can have a fully rounded service and receive the best possible outcome in situations which can sometimes be quite challenging."

If you are looking for support with a legal matter, you can arrange an appointment with one of Innes Johnston’s experts by visiting their website:

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