Meet the team

Our friendly and approachable team has many years’ experience of providing tailored advice to suit our clients’ specific needs.

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Michael Letch (Partner)

Michael founded the firm in 1984, having trained and worked at one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms as a tax manager.

Along with all the senior team at Michael Letch & Partners LLP, Michael spends most of his time working with clients on important accounting and financial planning issues.

He specialises in corporation tax advice, management buyouts and corporate finance. He works closely with a wide variety of clients from small family businesses to multimillion-pound turnover companies.

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Julie Letch (Partner)

Julie trained at a ‘big four’ accounting firm. She is married to and partners Michael and has helped to grow and develop the firm’s services and client service delivery standards.

Julie specialises in advising the firm’s professional clients, such as solicitors, estate agents, surveyors, etc, and in overseeing the delivery of all their accounting and tax planning requirements.

Alongside her accounting work with corporate clients, Julie is also head of the firm’s personal tax and accounting team, supervising the preparation of clients’ income tax returns and providing specialist planning advice on inheritance tax and complex capital gains transactions.

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Paul Newland (Partner)

Paul first joined the team at Michael Letch & Partners LLP in 1988. He has a wealth of experience and an excellent understanding of the business and accounting needs of small and medium-sized companies.

As Audit Manager, Paul is heavily involved in overseeing all client audit activities – and in maintaining a ‘hands-on’ and personal approach to ensuring all audit responsibilities are thoroughly and effectively discharged.

Paul also advises clients on accounting systems and procedures – ranging from simple spreadsheet-based accounts, to more complex and more bespoke software systems. Paul is a recognised Sage products adviser.

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Lee Brock

Lee is a senior accountant here at Michael Letch & Partners LLP and first joined the firm in 1985 as an accounts trainee. During his time with the practice he has gained a wealth of experience and has an excellent relationship with his portfolio of clients that range from sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

He also visits clients on a regular basis ensuring their accounts systems are up to date, taking care of the preparation and submission of their VAT returns, plus any other assistance they may require in their accounting needs.

Lee assists in the smooth running of the office, ensuring accounts are prepared in a timely manner and all filing deadlines are met.

When not at work, Lee can often be found tinkering in his garden and is a keen chilli grower!

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Lee Ann Haggerty

Lee Ann joined the firm in 2000 as a trainee accountant and qualified as a senior accountant in 2009. As a valued member of the team, Lee Ann has a wealth of knowledge in accounting, auditing, personal and corporate tax and deals with the accounts of a number of our major clients advising on accounts software and tax issues. Lee Ann also assists the tax partner in completing income tax returns and other related personal tax matters.

She maintains a good rapport with clients and when required, visits their offices to prepare both management accounts and annual accounts.

Lee Ann has recently become a mum and enjoys spending her spare time with her son, Charlie, and husband visiting local attractions.

Sophi Young

Sophi Young

Sophi first joined the team at Michael Letch & Partners LLP in April 2016 and is the payroll manager. With over ten years’ experience in payroll and an excellent understanding of employee rights and benefits, a good working knowledge of automatic enrolment workplace pensions.

As our Payroll Manager, Sophi is responsible for the management planning and execution of both payroll and pension processes and systems in order to ensure payroll processing occurs in an accurate and timely manner, whilst maintaining the strictest of confidentiality at all times.

In her spare time, Sophi is a mother of two little girls, Amelia and Florence, and enjoys spending time with her family.


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Michael Letch & Partners LLP, 146 High Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9DF

Michael Letch & Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC328815.

Michael Letch & Partners LLP is also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out specific activities and investment advice (registration number 112064).

The term ‘Partner’ is used to refer to a member of Michael Letch & Partners LLP. A list of members is open to inspection at our registered office at 146 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9DF.

Michael Letch & Partners LLP is registered as auditors in the United Kingdom by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants