Ashley Hayman - Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance, Head of Forensic Accounting

Ashley Hayman

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Practice areas
Corporate finance, tax planning, wealth planning, forensic accounting, business advice.

Client relationships, specialist advice and planning, Head of Corporate Finance, Director of Cassons Forensic Accounting Ltd, and a leadership role within the firm.

Joined Whinney Murray & Co (now Ernst & Young) pre-university 1968. Qualified 1974. Joined J B Lever & Co (now Cassons) 1976, became a partner 1977, senior partner 1997.

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Founding Individual Member of the Expert Witness Institute, Member of the Academy of Experts.

Have lectured on financial planning many times to pupil barristers; on calculating loss of earnings, on Ogden tables, and on pension loss, many times to solicitors and barristers; on calculating loss of earnings at EuroLegal Conference "Preparing and Attacking Schedules of Damages"; and on preparing for the Euro to many businesses. Presents a seminar on corporate finance to MBA students at Manchester Business School.

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Describe yourself
Energetic, enthusiastic, fearless, resolute, empathetic

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Helping people to recognise and achieve their goals

How long have you been in your current business?
40 years

What law would you introduce if you were made Prime Minister & why?
Curtail public sector index-linked pensions and introduce compulsory higher pension contributions in the private sector

If you were to choose an alternative career, what would it be?
Wine merchant

If you became stranded on a desert island, which famous person would you want with you, and why?
Melvyn Bragg, because In Our Time is the most stimulating programme on radio and Melvyn Bragg would be so well informed across a huge range of conversations

What are you most proud of?
Having joined Cassons when it was a small firm and having helped it to grow into a major practice

Dream car?
It used to be a Jensen FF. I've not had a dream car since

What would you cook to show off your culinary skills?
Sea bass with ginger on a bed of wilted greens and crushed potatoes

Given a trip in a time-machine, when would you like to travel back to & why?
Renaissance Italy, because I love the period