Forshaws has a highly experienced team of Accountants, Auditors and Tax experts. Based in Merseyside, we serve clients across the UK.


Michael Solomon FCA, Founding Partner

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Michael Solomon heads up our Medical Team and looks after all clients personally. A highly respected general practitioner who qualified with Grant Thornton, he has specialised in acting for the medical profession for twenty five years and brings personal experience as he has two sons who are doctors; one a Professor of Neurology and the other an Oculoplastic surgeon. Michael is a member of the Association of Specialist Medical Accountants and regularly holds seminars and workshops for General Practitioners and Registrars. Michael plays the violin in his local amateur orchestra and is an avid theatre-goer.  In his sporting days, he had a single figure golf handicap, was a keen tennis player, swam daily and spent his holidays mountain climbing.  However, on skis, he was known as Spiderman.


Haren Thakkar FCA, Managing Partner

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Haren Thakkar leads our General Practice.  He trained with Deloitte in Manchester prior to joining us in 1979 and currently handles our larger owner managed limited company clients. He has considerable experience of advising on the value-added aspects of our services enabling clients to maximise their corporate and personal wealth, including tax efficient methods of wealth extraction using Pension Funds Trusts and Inheritance Tax Planning.  In his spare time Haren enjoys hill walking, skiing, cycling and spectator sports, as well as European cinema, food and wine.


Andrew Goddard ACA, Technical Partner

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Since joining Forshaws in 1987 and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Andrew has been a pivotal member of our team.   He deals almost entirely with medical clients and is a highly sought after expert on the GMS Contract.  He lectures regularly throughout the UK to doctors, practice managers and the British Medical Association and is author of a number of authoritative articles in medical publications.  When away from the office Andrew is a keen traveller and particularly enjoys European cafe society with a good book.


Mark Fletcher FCCA, Audit Partner

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Having joined Forshaws in 1998, Mark qualified with the practice and has a wealth of experience in general practice.  He was appointed Audit Partner in 2012 and is responsible for the provision of accounts and audit services to all corporate clients, including ad hoc assignments tailored to assist clients with their specific needs.  His affable manner ensures clients are at ease under all circumstances. Outside of work Mark is a keen sportsman with a particular love of cricket, playing to a high amateur standard in an ECB Premier League.


Nick Dolphin ACA, CTA, Tax Manager

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Nick joined us in 2007 having trained as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with Deloitte and subsequently worked for KPMG.  He has since worked for smaller firms gaining a wider tax knowledge for the benefit of our clients.  Nick has over 25 years of experience in practice which allows him to offer specialist advice across many areas of taxation.  Nick is a graduate of Oxford University.  He has a keen interest in motoring and when not in the office can often be seen with his head under the bonnet.


Linda Moorhouse, Medical Team Manager

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Linda has over 20 years of management, administration and accounting experience.  She leads the Specialist Medical Team and is the first point of contact for practice managers, ensuring a quick turnaround of accounts and a prompt response to all queries.  In addition to her penchant for gardening, Linda is an avid supporter of her beloved football and rugby league clubs in Wigan.