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Lisa-Marie Smith CTA

Director & Vice-Chair

  • Founding member of the ForrestBrown team.
  • Solicitor and chartered tax adviser (CTA).
  • Past winner of Tolley Taxation’s Rising Star award.

Expertise & specialisms

  • UK taxation
  • Digital and technology
  • Strategic projects

Lisa has been with ForrestBrown since day one, co-founding the business alongside Simon Brown. A qualified solicitor as well as a chartered tax adviser, her high-quality strategic tax advice to innovative businesses across the UK helped build ForrestBrown’s reputation for excellence.

With a particular passion for digital businesses, Lisa developed ForrestBrown’s client base in the technology sector and has served on the awards council for the British Interactive Media Association as well as presenting at many industry events.

In 2021, Lisa stepped into a new role as Vice Chair, where she continues to influence the future direction of ForrestBrown and drive business growth. She currently supports strategic projects with our US parent company, alliantgroup, having previously led our R&D tax practice. In this role she was responsible for maximising the benefit of clients’ investment in R&D and developing ForrestBrown’s talented team.

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