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Haysmacintyre to convert to LLP status

Top 30 firm Haysmacintyre is to convert from a partnership to a limited liability partnership (LLP), effective from 1 April 2019. This is in line with a majority of firms in the top ranking. The firm, which is ranked at 26 in the Accountancy UK firms’ league table for 2018, will continue to trade as Haysmacintyre. It reported a fee income of £28.8m last year, and has 36 partners. Ian Cliffe, managing partner, Haysmacintyre, said: ‘As part of a wider strategic review of the firm, we are planning to convert to an LLP structure. This resonates with the expectations of our clients and is reflective of the approach taken by our peer firms.

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