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Francesca Hutcheson

Associate Tax Director

Key areas of expertise:

  • Tax
  • Corporate Finance support
  • HMRC negotiations and settlements
  • Research and Development tax relief
  • Capital Allowances claims

Professional background:

Having graduated from the University of Manchester, Francesca is an experienced tax advisor having worked in practice for over 17 years, with a Big 4 background and latterly working for a Top 75 firm in Shropshire.

Over the last 5 years Francesca has assisted clients of all sizes and across a broad industry spectrum in successfully making R&D claims. The value of these claims exceeded £2m in the last 12 months alone.


Francesca advises clients on all aspects of tax relief for UK innovation, from tax-efficient funding for high-growth start-ups, to Research and Development tax relief and Patent Box claims. 

Francesca is also experienced in HMRC negotiations and settlements, exit and succession planning for the family business and tax-efficient remuneration planning. With significant real estate industry knowledge, she also advises on tax-efficient holding structures and Capital Allowance claims.

Francesca outside of work

Francesca’s favourite hobbies include: Spending time with her family, running and travelling (and ideally doing something that involves all 3!)

Francesca’s favourite holiday destination is Reykjavik, Iceland.

For her 40th birthday in 2016 Francesca ran the New York marathon dressed as Wonder Woman!

" I am looking forward to helping to build and grow the successful tax practice and also helping Dyke Yaxley's clients achieve their business and personal goals."