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Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

Simon is the partner responsible for looking after the firm’s legal and charitable clients in particular, although he also holds a general practice portfolio. He trained and qualified at Hawsons before becoming a manager and subsequently a partner at the firm. He has a wealth of experience within the legal and charitable sectors and is also a non-executive director for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Despite the fact Simon supports Tottenham Hotspur he is actually a keen footballer and, when he’s not playing, he enjoys keeping fit in the gym. He has a son and a young daughter who both keep him occupied most evenings.

Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Simon’s recent articles

Stephen Allender joins Hawsons as Senior Tax Manager

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Stephen Allender has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Manager. Stephen is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He has worked in tax since 1997 having gained a wealth of experience working...

Charity Autumn Statement 2016 review

Philip Hammond presented what was to be his first and the last Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23rd November as he announced that going forward the budget will be in the Autumn with a Sprint Statement replacing the current one. In this article, we summarise the key...

Fundraising Regulator Levy

You may or may not have heard of the new regulator in the charity sector.  The Fundraising Regulator (FR) came into being in July 2016 and is now responsible for the Code of Fundraising Practice. This code sets out the standards expected of fundraising organisations...

Hawsons fundraise for Children In Need with charity bake-off!

Across all of our three offices, Hawsons have been fundraising for Children In Need with a dress-down day as well as a charity bake-off.  A big thank you to all those who entered the baking competition which was judged by Hawsons' Healthcare Partner, Scott Sanderson...

Is your legal structure right for you?

The Legal Services Act 2007 brought with it the possibility for Alternative Business Structures (ABS) to operate within the legal sector. In essence, it allowed non-lawyer managers to operate within and/or own law firms. Whilst this has been the case for some time...

Brexit and the new EU GDPR rules

The final text of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was released in April 2016. Since this deals with the handling of personal data it is likely to apply to almost every law firm as you will hold personal information regarding your clients and staff...

Charities given proposals to tighten up fundraising rules

Following the negative press that rocked the charity sector in 2015, charities have been given proposals by a working group convened by charity umbrella body, the National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The aims are to tighten up fundraising rules between...

Is your charity’s structure right for you?

When setting up your charity's structure, it is important that you consider your options carefully. Broadly, there are four structures people tend to choose from, these are; charitable company, charitable incorporated organisation, charitable trust and an...

SRA plan to simplify the SRA Accounts Rules 2011

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued a consultation outlining proposed plans to simplify the SRA Accounts Rules 2011. The SRA Accounts Rules govern the handling of client money by law firms and these new plans to simplify the rules should make the...

Hawsons’ partners take part in international football tournament

Two of Hawsons partners, Simon Bladen and Scott Sanderson, took part in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Paris, France, over the weekend Simon and Scott represented the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent professional...

Challenges charities and trustees face in 2016

Many charitable organisations are being tasked with doing more with less, resulting in increasing pressures for trustees. The charity sector is clearly facing challenging times, and this article summarises some of the key challenges facing the charities and trustees...

Hawsons launch new exit planning service

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce the launch of a new exit planning service. The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure...

4 tips for increasing law firm profitability and performance

The legal sector is an extremely competitive market and it can often be difficult to increase profitability and performance. However, as legal clients are continuing to demand more for less, law firms need to become more efficient and take steps to maximise their...

Brexit: significant implications for the charity sector?

Now Brexit is confirmed, many charities and non-for-profit organisations may be thinking about how the UK’s exit from the European Union may impact them. The impacts for the charity sector on the back of Brexit will of course be wide ranging, depending on how...

Gift Aid rules 2016 – new Gift Aid declaration wording for donors

The Gift Aid scheme is now 25 years old and is worth a great deal to the charity sector. In its first year charities benefited from £10 million of tax savings but, with substantial increases, the savings were worth nearly £1.2 billion in 2014/15. However, HMRC is...

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