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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

slb@hawsons.co.uk

Simon’s recent articles

Dividends and the impact on incorporation for law firms

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the Summer 2015 Budget a shake-up in the way dividend income is taxed from April 2016. As the announcement has added to the complexity of the current dividend system the reaction has been, unsurprisingly, one of confusion...

Booming conveyancing market on the up again

Safe as houses, as the old saying goes. As the housing market continues to recover following the devastating blow it was dealt during the 2008 recession, the conveyancing market is once again on the up. Conveyancing has continued to slowly recover since the sharp...

Challenges for charities in 2015/16

What are the challenges for charities in 2015/16? See our latest charity challenges article here. Although not all charities have seen an improvement in their financial performance amidst a backdrop of economic uncertainty, the picture remains largely positive....

Natasha Fathers joins growing Hawsons Wealth Management team

Hawsons Wealth Management are delighted to announce that Natasha Fathers has joined the firm as an Independent Financial Adviser. Natasha is an experienced financial adviser having worked in financial services throughout her career, both across Yorkshire and at a...

Q&A: Lessons for trustees after Kids Company closure

The news that Kids Company has closed down is a devastating blow to everyone involved. Following the closure we spoke to Hawsons’ three charity partners,  Paul Wormald, Richard Burkimsher and Simon Bladen to get their thoughts on what lessons trustees can learn from...

Peter Wilmer joins as Corporate Finance Partner

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Peter Wilmer has joined the firm as Corporate Finance Partner. Peter is highly experienced in the field of corporate finance having worked for two firms of Chartered Accountants, including a national firm, as well as two major...

Are charities really prepared for auto enrolment?

Are charities really prepared for auto enrolment? The law on workplace pensions has changed and by 2017 every organisation in the UK, including charities, must automatically enrol their employees. The ability of pension providers to provide solutions is becoming a...

SRA set to relax Reporting Accountants’ requirements

Following a consultation period, which ran between May and June last year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced, in September 2014, that a three-stage process regarding the proposed new changes to the SRA Accounts Rules would be phased in. We covered...

Commission releases updated annual return form

The Charity Commission has now released its updated annual return, which includes new questions regarding the level of income charities receive from government (central of local) grants and contracts, the charity’s staff pay policies and details on the charity’s...

Partner offers first thoughts on the new Charities Bill

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 28 May 2015. "A bill that would protect charities from serious abuse and give charities the power to make social investments has been introduced." The Bill would protect...

Hawsons makes history after 160 years in business

Hawsons is one of the longest standing firms of independent chartered accountants in England. Formed in December 1854, Hawsons celebrates 160 years of providing expert advice to businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients know that irrespective of how small they...

Is succession in law firms a very real problem?

Succession in law firms is very real problem in the UK The age profile of the legal sector is increasing. The huge wave of legal practitioners who entered the market 30 or 40 years ago are today of an age when they begin to contemplate phasing down or retiring...

A Summary of the Charities SORP – FRS 102 & FRSSE

This document is designed to act as a brief synopsis of the changes arising from the implementation of the two new versions of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). These are designated as the Charities SORP (FRS 102) and the Charities SORP (FRSSE)....

Big changes to SRA Accounts Rules

Following a consultation period, which ran between May and June last year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced, in September 2014, that a three-stage process regarding the proposed new changes to the SRA Accounts Rules would be phased in. The proposed...

The Price, Detection and Prevention of Charity Fraud

The vulnerability and price of fraud No sectors are immune to fraud and the charity sector is no different. In fact, charities can sometimes be seen as soft targets. Some of the possible reasons for this include: To a certain degree, many charities still rely on...

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