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. Former European martial arts silver medalist. Food & wine lover. Wife. Mother and proud director of Arcadia Legal & Trust. 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 Legal & Trust.

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

RACHEL WALLACE
MAAT, ATT

TAX & ACCOUNTS SENIOR

HELLO, I’M RACHEL

I am a Tax and Accounts Senior for Arcadia Legal & Trust. As a qualified taxation technician and accounting technician; my specialities are personal tax for private clients including capital gains computations, rental accounts, UK tax for non-residents and small self employed businesses.

When not immersed in tax my hobbies include cooking, spending time with the family and pretending to like exercise!

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

SUSIE RYCROFT

CONSULTANT

HELLO, I’M SUSIE

I’m a Consultant with Arcadia Legal & Trust. 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 Legal & Trust.

When not at work; I am studying the STEP Certificate for Trusts & Estates. 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 254310 or email ella.lane@arcadialegal.co.uk

ALEX CHIVERS

CLIENT EXECUTIVE

HI, I’M ALEX

I am a Client Executive at Arcadia Legal & Trust.

I assist with the preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney forms, providing support to our clients and the team alike. I am currently taking the STEP Certificate for Trusts & Estates and when I’m not busy studying, I love to draw, travel and spend time with my family.

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

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