Our Team

When you are looking for support for personal or business affairs you need a team that you can trust and who offer exemplary communication alongside well informed advice. At Jeffcote Donnison LLP there are 5 partners based at the London Office supported by three associates and additional technical and administrative staff. All have extensive experience in tax, audit and accounting and corporate and commercial work, having been in practice for many years.

Our Tax Services team includes fully qualified tax advisors with the Chartered Institute of Taxation or Association of Taxation Technicians accreditation. We have teams in place that are solely dedicated to dealing with personal, business and corporate taxation. Our tax specialists are at the forefront of tax planning expertise, and can ensure an efficient taxation strategy for you and your business.

Our Team

Phil Donnison CTA

Phil Donnison Jeffcote Donnison Tax Advisers LondonHaving worked as a tax adviser in the UK and mainland Europe for more than 10 years, Philip qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1980. That year, he founded Jeffcote Donnison LLP in Mayfair, London.

For the past 33 years, he has been the Senior Partner of the firm, providing personal and corporate tax advisory services and a range of business consultancy services to a wide variety of clients, as well as developing the firm.
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His particular expertise is advising foreign nationals moving to the United Kingdom or establishing business here. Through an extensive network of overseas professional firms, he helps to advise clients on their international tax affairs. His network of overseas contacts, including Banks, Trust Companies and Professional Firms introduce clients regularly to Jeffcote Donnison in London. The clients cover a range of business sectors but of special interest are clients involved in international property transactions and those engaged in international art dealing.

Pheroze Sorabjee BA LLM

Pheroze PDS Jeffcote Donnison Tax Advisers LondonPheroze Sorabjee graduated in Economics and Philosophy from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay and qualified as an Advocate in Bombay.

He then did his Master of Laws degree at London University (LSE) before joining the tax department of Arthur Andersen in London where he trained in tax and worked for six years before joining Jeffcote Donnison.

Pheroze is a senior partner of Jeffcote Donnison LLP.

Matthew Gandy CTA

Matt Gandy Jeffcote Donnison Tax Advisers LondonMatthew provides a bespoke and personal tax and business advisory service to high net worth individuals and their families.

While he practices in a variety of personal and business taxation issues and has a particular interest in private client and entrepreneurial matters, wealth preservation and estate planning for non-domiciled UK and overseas resident individuals.

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Matthew also advises many banks, trust companies and wealth managers on issues affecting their clients on a range of personal tax and family wealth planning matters.
Having joined Jeffcote Donnison in 1987, Matthew qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 1992 and has been a Partner since 1994.

Matthew is married and has three daughters. He is a keen fan of most sports and is a keen supporter of Leicester City Football Club and the England cricket team. He also enjoys reading crime thrillers, music and travel.

Nicholas J. Paling FCCA

Nicholas Paling Jeffcote Donnison Tax Advisers LondonNicholas qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1985, becoming a Fellow of the Association in 1990. After becoming a graduate of the Association in 1980, he trained with the top twenty firm Robson Rhodes, in their Bradford office, before moving to London to join Slaven Jeffcote LLP in 1985.

Nicholas became an audit partner in Slaven Jeffcote in 1995, and since becoming the senior audit partner in Slaven Jeffcote LLP, the firm has doubled in size. Nicholas as senior partner, with his fellow partners manages the firm’s clients providing a wide range of services including audit and accounting services to a broad base of over 250 Owner Managed Businesses.

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Nicholas has developed the firm’s “Art and Antique Dealer” team. In addition to providing audit and accounting services to Art and Antique Dealers, the team provides bookkeeping services including the maintenance of VAT compliant stock books, and advising clients on VAT – Margin scheme for works of art and antiques.

Nicholas heads up the firm’s business consultancy team which provides amongst other services, the provision of Due Diligence Reports for potential acquisitions by clients and the provision of Cash Flow and Profit Projection reports for clients banking facilities requirements.

Nicholas also joined Jeffcote Donnison LLP, as partner in 2000, to provide an accounting input in their business consultancy team. 

Stephen T. Costar FCCA

Stephen Costar Slaven Jeffcote Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors LondonStephen qualified as an Accountant in 1998 and was admitted as a Fellow in 2003. He joined Jeffcote Donnison in 1999 and became a Partner in 2016.

Stephen runs a portfolio of Limited companies dealing with audit and accounts preparation.

Outside of work Stephen enjoys music and socialising with friends and family.


Joanne L. Denman FCCA

Joanne Denman Slaven Jeffcote Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors LondonJoanne is an experienced accountant and auditor who joined Jeffcote Donnison in 2004. She qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2006 and became a fellow of the Association in 2011. She became a partner of Jeffcote Donnison in 2016.

Joanne has a keen interest in assisting in the establishment and development of small and medium sized businesses. She has experience dealing with VAT issues for importers and exporters and can offer advice relating to international transactions. Joanne also has experience in the audit of financial statements for non-profit organisations


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