Aged just 25, Lisa-Marie turned her back on a solid career in corporate tax to throw in her lot with ForrestBrown – then a brand new start-up. Having established herself as one of the driving forces behind our growth, she was made a director at 27. Never one to stand still, she has become a recognised authority on innovation in the digital space and disruptive technologies.
As both a chartered tax adviser and qualified solicitor, Lisa-Marie is on the managing board at ForrestBrown. She provides strategic tax advice to more than 200 clients around the UK in the digital, creative and media sector.
Lisa-Marie is an expert speaker and is regularly published in key titles. She won Taxation's Rising Star 2017, a prestigious award that recognises an individual that is rapidly making a name for herself in the tax world.
Innovative UK companies can potentially qualify for generous R&D tax credits from the UK government. We have found that the biggest obstacle to companies receiving this benefit is a lack of awareness of the incentive. However, sometimes other factors can come into play that restrict a company’s ability to claim.