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WJM Dunfermline Solicitor Gets Prestigious Tax Qualification

23rd April 2024

WJM Dunfermline Solicitor Gets Prestigious Tax Qualification

Dunfermline solicitor Alison Marshall has gained the most prestigious tax qualification available in the UK.

Alison, a Partner at Wright, Johnson & Mackenzie is now a Chartered Institute of Taxation Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) – the gold standard in the UK.

The qualification is the equivalent to that of a Masters degree and elements of it have a notoriously low pass rate.

Alison said she was proud to bring an enhanced level of expertise to her clients across Fife and beyond.

She said: “This has been one of the most challenging processes in my career to date, and I’ve learned a huge amount over the last two years of study while balancing my workload and caring for my two children.

"One of these exams on offer had a recent pass rate of only 13 per cent. Only one of the 14 exams available had a pass rate over 60 per cent, so I’m immensely proud to have got through the process.

“Our clients come to us for our expertise and it’s essential that we continue to upskill so that we can bring them the best possible service. I’ve already been putting these newly-gained skills to good use across the firm’s five Scottish offices. I’m very thankful to my friend and colleague, Susan Hoyle, for pushing me to go for it.

Susan Hoyle, a well-known tax consultant and long-time colleague of Alison’s recently retired but convinced Alison to attain the distinguished qualification to guarantee clients of WJM maintained access to such expertise. Only Annie Pearson, Associate in WJM’s Glasgow office, shares the decoration within the company.

WJM’s Dunfermline office is located at 2, George Square Castle Brae, Dunfermline KY11 8QF, and can be contacted on 01383 626666.

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