Mazars acquires medical accounting specialist Hall Liddy

Mazars has acquired Hall Liddy Chartered Accountants, a specialist medical accounting firm based in the North West, to create a combined healthcare accounting team advising GPs and medical consultants

All 31 staff at Hall Liddy will join Mazars’ Manchester office, together with the existing management team of directors Des Liddy, Andrew Pow and Melanie Thomas, who will become partners at Mazars following the acquisition. The fourth director, David Hall, will join Mazars on a consultancy basis.  

Hall Liddy was established in Manchester in 1992 and has over 2,600 clients in the medical sector including GP practices, salaried GPs, locums, hospital doctors and consultants, as well as barristers and retired professionals.

As part of Mazars, the team will be able to respond to the shifting needs of health sector clients, reflecting the demand for a growing range of digital solutions, which can be delivered via Mazars’ cloud-based accounting and outsourcing services.

Mazars is ranked at number 10 in the Accountancy Daily Top 75 Firms ranking with fee income of £181.3m for year end August 2018. The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed. The 2018 year end accounts for Hall Liddy showed total income of £1.6m in the firm's Companies House filing.

Margaret Laidlaw, Mazars head of entrepreneurial business, said: ‘The healthcare sector has always been extremely important to us, and we are constantly looking for ways to help our clients manage and grow their businesses. Hall Liddy has established an unrivalled reputation in the sector thanks to its expertise and focus on its clients, qualities which we will nurture and build upon as a national healthcare team.’

Des Liddy, partner, said: ‘Having worked with GP practices and medical consultants for nearly 30 years, we understand that the sector requires specialist knowledge and a thorough understanding of the specific challenges and issues the sector faces.

‘The healthcare landscape is changing: joining Mazars will allow us to offer a broader range of advisory services for clients combined with adoption of the latest technology, tools and systems, while seamlessly maintaining the bespoke service and personal relationships our clients value.’

Tim Hudson, Manchester office managing partner, said: ‘This move reflects the strong demand for specialist advice and expertise across the North West. We are delighted to continue our impressive growth in our core markets and services, and to continue to invest in talented teams with specialist sector experience.’

In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees. Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services with 23,000 professional staff operating in 89 countries and territories.

Sara White


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