Clare Boden joins us as Corporate Tax Director

25 April 2024

Appointment of new Director

We have strengthened our leadership team and our offering in the region with the appointment of Clare Boden as Corporate Tax Director.

Clare joins the Bristol office from Evelyn Partners after previous roles with the likes of Ernst & Young and Dyson. She brings expertise from real estate, tech and construction sectors to her role which will see her advising owner managed businesses in respect of corporate tax planning, restructuring and transactions.

Clare joining us following the promotion of Conor O’Sullivan to director late last year, leading the office alongside our other partners Andrew Jordan and Matthew Bracher.

Matthew Bracher, who was himself elected to the national board in October last year, said Clare’s arrival will boost the company’s comprehensive offering for entrepreneurial clients across the UK.

“It is particularly now, in the difficult economic climate, where Clare will be able to advise clients on potential tax savings and incentive schemes such as research and development, Patent Box claims and effective structuring of corporate interests,” 

“Furthermore, her experience from her time at Dyson has provided her with a practical and insightful knowledge of how to deal with multi-jurisdictional tax regimes and the tax issues resulting from rapid growth and expansion.

“Clare adds not only a sound and practical knowledge of providing entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses with proactive, tax effective advice in the South West and Wales, but her diverse skill set enhances the Haines Watts tax team nationally.

“This is great news for the existing, and future, clients of ours as well as the organisation itself. I am very much looking forward to working with Clare and watching our corporate tax offering develop and grow.”

Clare will be based at our Bristol office, but will be working with clients across the country.

Clare said our client base and the empathetic approach to their needs is what initially attracted her to working with us here in Bristol.

“It was the direct engagement with clients and the team ethos that Haines Watts has with clients that attracted me to the role,” she said. “Having a background in larger firms, it is refreshing to work with a team that really has the interests of the clients at heart. I am looking forward to being able to use my experience to really provide some positive benefits to the clients of Haines Watts.”

Matthew Bracher was one of five appointed to the national board last autumn. As group managing partner he is now responsible for driving growth at the national level, as well as helping oversee greater sharing of skills and knowledge around the joint client base and helping collaboration between the South West’s regional offices.


Kim Chidgey

Marketing & Business Development Manager