Meet the team

Cheryl Farnham

CHERYL FARNHAM
TEP, FMAAT, ATT, CertPFS

DIRECTOR

HELLO, I’M CHERYL

I’m a Trust Practitioner. Licensed Accountant. Taxation Technician. Examiner. Former European martial arts silver medalist. Food & wine lover. Wife. Mother and proud director of Arcadia LAT Ltd. I’ve dedicated over a decade to bringing numbers to life by making daunting finances, taxes and trusts into workable, flexible and even enjoyable processes that can assist families and importantly future generations.

Being a self-confessed exam addict allows me to call myself a proud member of the following groups:

  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians
  • Member of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute

In addition; I sit on STEP’s UK Practice Committee, ensuring that fellow professionals are kept up to date with ever-changing legislation and am Chair of STEP’s West of England Committee supporting grass root members.

To get in touch, you can call me on 01458 254311, catch me on my mobile, 07525 129792 or email cheryl.farnham@arcadialegal.co.uk

Steve Howells

STEVE HOWELLS
TEP

DIRECTOR

HI, I’M STEVE

I’m a tax planner. Trust practitioner. Will drafter. Frustrated musician. Public speaker. Ongoing house restorer. Dad to a teenager and director of Arcadia LAT Ltd.

I’ve been advising clients about tax, trusts and inheritance for over twenty five years. I’m a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. I major on helping clients with vulnerable family members, in particular those affected by severe mental illness, learning difficulties or age onset conditions. As a regular speaker to audiences of parents, carers, support workers and fellow professionals, I can often be found out and about in various parts of the country talking about ways of structuring affairs to meet life’s challenges.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254312, catch me on my mobile, 07481 826945 or email steve.howells@arcadialegal.co.uk

ANN HALLETT

TRUST MANAGER

HELLO, I’M ANN

I am a Trust Manager and have worked in the field of Trusts, Estates and Taxation for the past 36 years. I am a retired member of STEP and volunteer my time with Tax Help for the Elderly.

I am a wife, mother and grandmother; who enjoys a varied social life consisting of pilates classes, theatre trips, holidaying and researching my family genealogy.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254315 or email ann.hallett@arcadialegal.co.uk

KEVIN SHANAHAN

CONSULTANT

HI, I’M KEVIN

I have been in Private Client practice for 45 years, the first 35 years were with HSBC where I headed up Trust Administration for the UK.

I set up my own Consultancy after leaving HSBC and my clients have included large Trust Corporations, Solicitors, Financial Advisers and private individuals, working within the UK as well as offshore.

I have a BSc Hons in Financial Services and I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Away from work, I like to spend as much time as I can with my grandchildren. I am a supporter of Watford Football Club and Somerset County Cricket Club.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254310 or email kevin.shanahan@arcadialegal.co.uk

SUSIE RYCROFT

CONSULTANT

HELLO, I’M SUSIE

I’m a Consultant with Arcadia LAT Ltd. Wife. Mother. Home gardener and seamstress.

I worked as a Private Client solicitor for 10 years. I specialised in will drafting, complex estate administration and Court of Protection work. I held an accreditation with STEP and qualified as a member with Solicitors for the Elderly. I love applying legal knowledge to help clients on a financial and practical level, to ease their present concerns and protect their future needs.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254315 or email susie.rycroft@arcadialegal.co.uk

ELLA LANE

TRUST & TAX ASSISTANT

HI, I’M ELLA

I’m a Trust & Tax Assistant for Arcadia LAT Ltd.

When not at work; I love to ride horses and spend my time out in the open. I also enjoy travelling and exploring different cultures and climates.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254314 or email ella.lane@arcadialegal.co.uk

ALEX CHIVERS

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

HI, I’M ALEX

I provide admin support to the team and when I’m not busy working, I love to draw, travel and spend time with my family.

To get in touch you can call me on 01458 254313 or email alex.chivers@arcadialegal.co.uk

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