Robert Jamieson

Consultant at Mercer & Hole




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 October 2001 where he was a partner for 12 years.


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".


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 is now a regular webinar presenter for a variety of organisations.


He joined STEP in 2009.

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