Paul Potter

Paul Potter FCA


I have been a partner in the firm since 1988. As well as dealing with all aspects of general practice, I have developed specialisms in working with our older retired clients and also the charities sector. I enjoy advising the retired and elderly and seeing the benefits and appreciation that assistance brings. This involves working alongside our Trust and Estates team on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and when necessary Estate / Probate work. In addition to client work, I also have a number of administrative responsibilities on behalf of the partnership, including acting as a staff partner, liaising on insurance matters for the firm and ensuring regulatory aspects are complied with under ICAEW guidelines.

  • What do you like most about your job? The variety of work, interaction with clients and seeing the benefits gained by clients, not just the financial ones
  • What's your best quality? Approachable
  • Gadget you couldn't live without? My glasses!
  • Favourite film? I prefer live theatre, my favourite is Blood Brothers
  • What essential item would you take to a desert island? Toothbrush and toothpaste


    Emily Smith

    Emily Smith BSc (Hons) ACA

    Senior Manager

    I joined Humphrey & Co in 2009 after graduating from Lancaster University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. I currently work closely with partners Paul Potter and Andrew Robinson providing a wide range of business and taxation advice for both individual and corporate clients. As well as providing general practice services, I specialise in charity and audit clients and am a member of both the specialist charities and audit teams.

    • What's your best quality? Honesty
    • Last meal on earth? Curry
    • Favourite film? Rock of Ages
    • What essential item would you take to a desert island? Sun Cream
    • Perfect day? Walking the dogs on the downs
      Michael Taylor

      Michael Taylor ACA

      Senior Manager

      I have been with the firm for many years having joined direct from school in August 1980. I qualified in 1986 and later became a senior manager, dealing with a wide variety of small and medium sized owner managed businesses, corporate tax cases, charities, flat management companies, residents associations and personal tax cases.

      • What's your best quality? I take pride in my work
      • Secret skill? Make do and mend expert!
      • Last meal on earth? A Sunday roast with all the trimmings
      • Favourite film? The Searchers
      • If you could be an animal what would you be? A dog (with a loving owner)