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I sold my successful business in London and relocated to Dorset for a better quality of life. Clearly, I was too young to retire and I brought with me a new business idea. I met with several firms of accountants in the area and none of them showed any interest or, in the alternative, declared flatly that I was wasting my time. Casterbridge Hardy LLP immediately spotted the potential of my proposal and has supported me with pertinent advice and unfailing support. Today I am well established and highly profitable. The partner who manages my affairs holds a dedicated management qualification in addition to accountancy and taxation qualifications – I believe that expertise has been invaluable to me and fundamental to my success. I have never been sold irrelevant additional services or encouraged to take on board complex accounting packages – the advice has been focused and relevant. My pre-existing accounting system has been updated to cater for my specific needs at no cost.
We contacted Casterbridge Hardy over a Christmas break when it became clear that our existing accountants would fail to meet a crucial filing deadline. The team from Casterbridge Hardy moved with astonishing speed – the deadline was met and at a cost some 30% less than we had been expecting from their predecessors.
At Casterbridge Hardy, the tax partner located two crucial errors in the paperwork provided by H M Revenue and Customs and nothing was payable by me except the very reasonable fee of the firm.
We are a firm of accountants in practice. Casterbridge Hardy LLP are our first port of call when we need specialist tax advice in esoteric situations. They give us reassurance and will ghost write our letters with absolute discretion.
After fifteen years working with the team at Casterbridge Hardy LLP we succumbed to telephone marketing and transferred our instructions to another firm. It is true that our fees were reduced by about a third to around £1,000.00p but our tax bills rocketed from £8,000 to over £15,000 and having been signed up by a partner our work was immediately subordinated to junior staff and we never saw her again. Fortunately, and apparently exceptionally, Casterbridge Hardy LLP did welcome us back to the practice and we will not be moving on again!
I had been with Casterbridge Hardy LLP for seven years and I worked in the Construction Industry. An accident cut my career short and I needed financial assistance to obtain such benefits and compensation as were available for me. I could not afford to pay the considerable costs that fighting a claim generates. Casterbridge Hardy LLP did not abandon me to look after the interests of more substantial clients and worked either for staff costs (without any loading for overheads and profit) or, when partner time was being consumed, pro bono. I was amazed to find that when they told me that loyalty is a two way street and that my past patronage of the practice was important to them, they actually meant it!
I inherited a considerable sum of money and located a business which really excited me. I consulted Casterbridge Hardy LLP just before signing on the dotted line. Their due diligence work, at very short notice, unearthed a whole raft of hidden liabilities the largest of which was compliance failure as far as H M Revenue and Customs are concerned. My inheritance was saved and I now have a much better business which is thriving and the helpful staff at Casterbridge Hardy LLP continue to assist me to this day.
The Panama Papers scandal almost cost me my sanity and sleep deprivation my health. My solicitor recommended that I consult Casterbridge Hardy LLP and I was very sceptical having been “looked after” by a much larger practice. The advice which I received in restructuring my tax planning was competent, personal, professional, creative and, above all, legal and reliable. I will not be returning to my former accountants.
The dreaded letter of enquiry arrived from H M Revenue and Customs and my accountants immediately resigned. I was left very much alone and frightened. The senior partner at Casterbridge Hardy LLP created a new client profile for me and in a handful of minutes advised me that the Unique Taxpayer Reference and National Insurance numbers were not appropriate to me. After a somewhat terse telephone conversation with the officer of H M Revenue and Customs, I was informed, by the senior partner, that the enquiry related to another person with the same name as myself. The matter is now closed.