Louise Wickens

About Louise Wickens


Louise is a private client tax director and heads up the team based in our Reading office. She joined James Cowper Kreston in 1998 after training with a top four firm, and then developing her skills in a smaller, local firm. As a Charted Tax Adviser, Louise has over 25 years experience advising predominantly high net worth individuals and business owners on issues ranging from remuneration planning to inheritance tax planning. She prides herself on getting to know her clients and understanding what is important to them.


Louise provides tax advice and compliance services to a diverse mix of clients. Whilst the majority of her experience lies with business owners, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals, she also has significant expertise advising professional partnerships including doctors and solicitors. Louise assists her clients with planning and advice in areas such as pension savings allowances, capital gains tax, entrepreneur’s relief, EIS investments, profit extraction, gifting of assets and much more.

Current strategic projects

  • Advising company directors on tax-efficient remuneration strategies prior to the tax year end

  • Reviewing a client’s inheritance tax exposure and advising on options for mitigating this

  • Assisting a client with disclosure to HMRC regarding previously unreported UK rental income going back over 20 years