Three tax specialists at chartered accountants Francis Clark have passed some of the most demanding tax related examinations further enhancing the firm's award-winning tax practice.

Sam Shute, a manager in Francis Clark's Family Business team, and VAT consultant Becky Hayes have both passed their Chartered Tax Adviser qualifications, which  is regarded as the 'gold standard' among tax professionals. Sam is now able to provide higher levels of tax knowledge to business services clients while Becky can do the same for clients and other professionals on all indirect tax matters.

Tax consultant Adam Kefford has passed his ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Tax) Transfer Pricing exam, an area which is likely to become increasingly important to Francis Clark clients as they seek to expand their operations overseas.

Steve Collins, Francis Clark Head of Tax, commented: "These people have demonstrated outstanding ability and through hard work, commitment and natural talent have not only enhanced their own careers but have augmented the depth of tax expertise that is a tradition at the firm.

"We are all delighted by their success."

Francis Clark is also celebrating the ACA examination passes of nine of their chartered students.  These include Chris Bishop, Kayleigh Searle and Peter Lewis-Bending from the Exeter office, Ross Bickerton (Taunton), Claire Meadows and Steph Brown (Torquay) and Lucy Davis, Dan Cocks and Jason Mitchell (Truro).