Ian Smethurst

senior director

Ian Smethurst

Ian Smethurst

senior director

Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984 and joined CLB Coopers in 2004. He has over 25 years’ tax experience, having held positions with Arthur Andersen and a smaller accountancy firm prior to joining the firm.

Ian specialises in all areas of taxation; he advises a varied client base, which includes owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. He develops and delivers bespoke tax planning strategies for his clients, focusing on forward planning and getting a clear understanding of their objectives from the outset.

His approach allows him to develop and suggest alternative ways of structuring a transaction, mitigating any potential tax liabilities and maximising the potential benefits for his clients.