Our Team

Simon Howley ATT, CTA, ATA, AFA, MIPA
Simon Howley ATT, CTA, ATA, AFA, MIPAManaging Partner
The co-founder of the Bell Howley Group of companies with over 25 + years of experience working within law firms and accountancy practices. Simon oversees the firms tax advisory arm and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, Chartered Institute of Taxation, Federation of Tax Advisers, Institute of Financial Accountants and the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia). Simon also sits on the Property Taxes Committee of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee.
Amanda Perrotton LLB
Amanda Perrotton LLBSolicitor & Legal Partner
Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in the legal field specialising in Commercial and Residential Property and Private Client. Having run her own Practice and merged with another firm, in which she was appointed the Managing Partner.

Amanda’s background provides valuable support to commercial clients looking to increase their portfolios and private clients seeking to set their affairs in order.

Fiona Wilks ACMA, CGMA, IMC, B.Comm
Fiona Wilks ACMA, CGMA, IMC, B.CommConsultant Accountant
Fiona began her accountancy career with global law firm Norton Rose. This is also where she first worked with Simon Howley, the co-founder of Bell Howley. Fiona has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector, working for Newton Investment Management, (Now part of Mellon Bank) and as an analyst for Aviva Investors property team. Fiona oversees the firms UK accounting function and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
James Wilson DipPFS, ACA
James Wilson DipPFS, ACAFinancial Services Consultant
After 7 years working as a Chartered Accountant for Deloitte, James made the switch to Wealth Management in 2013. He greatly enjoys getting to know his clients whilst using his financial service experience and skills to help plan to achieve specific financial goals.
Andrew Thornhill QC
Andrew Thornhill QCConsultant Barrister
Andrew Thornhill QC has extensive experience across the full range of tax law, particularly employee benefit trusts, employee remuneration, share schemes, inheritance tax/capital gains tax planning and litigation.
Ian Burton LLB
Ian Burton LLBConsultant Corporate and Commercial Lawyer
Ian Burton is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, with over 25 years’ experience in corporate and commercial transactions. Ian is also an attorney admitted to the bar in the State of New York.
Sandra Rankine LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Sandra Rankine LLB (Hons) Dip LPConsultant Property Solicitor
Sandra qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has a Law degree from Strathclyde University. Sandra has a broad commercial property background and currently focuses on leases for occupiers including retail, office, hotels and leisure occupiers. Sandra is dual qualified and entitled to practise in Scotland as well as England & Wales.
Edward Jones
Edward JonesConsultant Property & Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Edward is a specialist dispute resolution solicitor with 20 years’ experience in all areas of real estate litigation involving commercial and residential property including Landlord & Tenant disputes, business tenancy renewals, title & boundary disputes, debt recovery, insolvency & professional negligence. Edward is also experienced in business, contract and personal dispute resolution work including trusts and probate litigation.
Claire Holly FMAAT
Claire Holly FMAATAccountant
Claire is a proactive and driven finance professional, with more than 20 years’ experience of providing accounts guidance and bookkeeping services to a variety of clients. Her involvement in the local community and pivotal membership of key local business organisations enables her to effectively advise on issues impacting core local markets.
Stephen Outhwaite
Stephen OuthwaiteHMRC Investigations & Disputes Consultant
After a twenty five year career as a Senior Tax Inspector with HM Revenue & Customs, Stephen moved to a large accountancy and business advisory firm as a Senior Manager. Stephen now brings his HMRC and large practice-honed skills to Bell Howley, and enjoys working with clients old and new.
Jane Deeks LLB (Hons) LPC CTA
Jane Deeks LLB (Hons) LPC CTAVAT Consultant
A law graduate, Jane is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor, specialising in VAT. A member of the VAT Practitioner Group, Jane has over 20 years experience, having started her career with PWC and worked at several of the top accountancy firms. She has particular experience in land and property, partial exemption, planning and consultancy.
Richard Bull-Domican
Richard Bull-DomicanBusiness Development Consultant
Richard helps us by combining some of the new techniques of marketing with the old-style technique of relationship building to generate sales leads. Richard takes the view that his colleagues are the experts and; therefore, best placed to build the relationship at a meeting following the initial approach and introduction. He loves working with experts and running with their great ideas.
Katie Christian BA
Katie Christian BAPA to Partners
Katie is known for being highly organised and proactive which, together with a first-class honours’ degree in Language and Linguistics, makes her an all-round fantastically efficient and knowledgeable PA. She joins our team with over 5 years of experience and prides herself on ensuring the smooth running of the business.
Fabienne Chomat
Fabienne ChomatPA to Simon Howley
Fabienne brings to her role 20+ years of experience across a broad range of sectors, both in a commercial and a professional practice environment. She speaks French, Spanish and English and manages Simon Howley’s day to day activities and diary.
Sarah Ellis
Sarah EllisPA to Amanda Perrotton
Sarah is joining with over 15 years’ experience in running company departments and working with company Directors. She loves to turn her hand to all things creating and uses this imagination to great advantage in her work and ensuring day to day running is as efficient as possible.