More than 25 years’ experience have been put to test by the current tax landscape, says Spearman: ‘It’s really been a question of trying to advise clients on a certain basis — in an uncertain world.’
But Mercer & Hole’s private client partner, who advises in all areas of tax and trust, is not daunted. She ‘demystifies’ the ‘increasingly tedious’ landscape for HNWs, and prioritising ‘agile and flexible’ strategies.
‘As soon as we have got the certainty, whether it’s of circumstance or law, we’re then in a position to react very quickly,’ she says.
In her other role as chair of the private client committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, she represents the industry while liaising with the taxman and the public.