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Francesca Hutcheson

Tax Director


Key areas of expertise:

  • Tax planning
  • Advisory services
  • HMRC negotiations and settlements
  • Research & Development tax


Professional background:

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.

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.

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 has provided specialist tax support for a number of high-value M&A and Corporate Finance transactions, having acted for both vendors and purchasers.

Francesca is 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

Outside of work Francesca is a Trustee for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, a charity which is committed to supporting cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.

Francesca's top 3 hobbies includes, spending time with her family, running and travelling (ideally doing something that involves all 3!)

Reykjavik, Iceland is Francesca's favourite holiday destination.

A suprising fact about Francesca is, for her 40th birthday she ran the New York marathon dressed as Wonder Woman!




  • Business tax
  • Corporation tax
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Personal tax