Robert Jamieson - Private Client Partner
Educated at Fettes and Pembroke College, Cambridge where he studied Moral Sciences, Robert joined what was then Cooper Brothers & Co and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1972. He subsequently moved to Financial Training where he ran their specialist tax course and tax consultancy divisions. He passed the ATII examination in 1979 and received his FTII (now CTA (Fellow)) in 1984 for a thesis on family companies.
After 20 years with Financial Training, Robert decided to return to full-time practice and became a partner in Adam Broke & Co in 1992. This firm merged with Mercer & Hole in 2001 where he continues to be a partner.
Outside his work, Robert joined the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1993 and became their President in May 1999. He was on the Editorial Board of the weekly magazine “Taxation” for 21 years until 2011 and, in 2007, he joined the Editorial Board of “Simon’s Taxes”. In 2013, he became the Capital Gains Tax correspondent for “Private Client Business”.
He contributed to Sweet & Maxwell’s “Transactions: Group Company Structures” and Tolley’s “Tax on Transactions” and he was the author of a Tax Digest for Accountancy Books on “Close Company Problems”. He was also one of the original Series Editors for Croner’s Tax Handbooks. In 2006, he wrote a Tolley’s Tax Digest on “Optimising Taper Relief” as well as producing Tax Digests for four recent Finance Acts. Another piece of written work is his chapter in “Tolley’s Tax Planning 2007/08”.
Robert is an occasional commentator on private client tax matters for Legal Network Television. In May 2008, he chaired and co-presented one of LexisNexis’ inaugural webinars entitled “Topical Capital Gains Tax Issues”.
He joined STEP in 2009.
In his spare time, Robert is a keen follower of cricket and rugby as a member of the MCC and Surrey County RFU respectively. He also enjoys watching golf and tennis, both of which he still plays. Holidays are spent in the Médoc region just north of Bordeaux where he owns an 18th century farmhouse which enables him steadily to build up his wine collection!