Meet the team
“We appointed Hall Liddy 14 years ago and have never looked back. They are efficient, pro-active and pleasant to deal with – they keep us informed and we can ring them at any time. They do the accounts for the practice and each of the individual doctors, and we have introduced them to three other local practices. Doctors don’t have time to deal with complex tax and finance issues but Hall Liddy make it easy!”
Evelyn Cooper-Lawrenson | Practice Manager at Bradshaw Medical Centre, Wigan
With a career spanning over three decades, David is one of the UK’s most experienced medical accounting specialists. A Liverpool University graduate, he worked with the ‘big four’ accountants Price Waterhouse (now PWC) before moving into the field of medical accountancy by joining a long-established Manchester firm. In 1992 he and his colleague Des Liddy took over the practice to create Hall Liddy.
David’s long-standing client base includes GP practices, senior medical consultants, retired professionals and high net worth individuals.
A keen skier and golfer, David is a past Captain of Stockport Golf Club. He also enjoys spending time cycling in the countryside or walking with his wife Anne and their German Shepherd, Lucy.
Des has almost 30 years’ experience as a specialist accountant covering both the medical and legal sectors. An accounting graduate from the University of Kent, he started his career at PWC in Liverpool and joined Hall Liddy in 1991. He took over the firm the following year with his colleague David Hall.
Des now manages Hall Liddy’s growing client base of barristers and advises many GP practices, high net worth and retired professionals. He also plays a key role in staff training and lecturing.
As a schoolboy in Derry, Des played football with the Northern Ireland international team and later for Coleraine. Both he and his wife Michelle, a pharmacist, enjoy running as do their three daughters and the whole family often takes part in charity sports events.
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in medical accounting. Having trained with a big four accountancy firm, he spent two years working in industry before joining Hall Liddy in 1995. His specialist areas include appraising the performance of GP practices, changes in GP Structures and the NHS pension scheme.
Andrew, whose wife Kaye is a GP, is passionate about maintaining rural GP services and his work in lobbying NHS England and politicians has helped to bring about a review of the resource allocation for atypical practices. Andrew also advises CCGs on issues from a GP perspective and is involved in financial training for GP’s at different stages of their careers.
Outside of work Andrew enjoys fell walking, watching rugby union and forever hoping that his beloved QPR will one day win a trophy. He is also involved with several small community charities where he lives in the Lake District.
With over 20 years’ experience, Melanie combines a specialist knowledge of medical accounting with a background in mergers and acquisitions. In addition to managing services for a range of GP practices, she has a particular interest in GP federations, practice mergers and restructuring. She is also involved in providing financial training for GP registrars.
Melanie studied accounting at the University of Central Lancashire, then spent ten years with accountants BDO, initially in audit and later in corporate finance where she advised on many international and multi-million pound deals. She joined Hall Liddy in 2004 and was promoted to partner in 2012.
Melanie lives in Preston with husband Wayne and their three young children. She enjoys running, walking in the Lancashire countryside and family caravan holidays in the UK.
Alex joined Hall Liddy from university in 2002 as a trainee accountant. Now fully qualified, he works with a range of GP practices and has strong technical skills. He advises on issues such as the calculation of the Annual Allowance Charge and also has an in-depth knowledge of pensions, including the interaction between the current and previous NHS schemes. He is frequently involved in liaising with NHS Pensions in relation to both individual cases and general queries.
Born and raised in Canterbury, Alex is a voracious reader with a keen interest in modern history, which he studied at Manchester University, and has a thorough grasp of events from the industrial revolution onwards. A former cricket player, he is one of a number of commuter cyclists on the Hall Liddy team.
Tony’s experience in medical accounting is complemented by his background in science. A biochemistry graduate from the University of Manchester, he spent five years as an analytical scientist carrying out a range of laboratory work including testing for BSE. He joined Hall Liddy in 2007 and went on to pass his professional accountancy exams. Tony now works with locums and a variety of GP practices and his specialist areas include NHS pensions and their interaction with the Annual and Lifetime Allowances.
Originally from the Yorkshire Dales, Tony is a talented musician who plays guitar, violin and piano. He has been in a number of rock bands and played at venues around the UK. He also enjoys football, cricket and other sports.
Hilary joined Hall Liddy in 1993 and now manages a range of GP partnerships, locums and salaried GPs as well as providing financial training for newly qualified locums. Her specialist areas include tax, pensions and accounting records.
Hilary has a first-class honours degree in Physics from Salford University, when she performed an industrial placement researching in the field of semi-conductors. She went on to train as a Chartered Accountant with PWC in Manchester spending periods on secondment to the Department of Employment and Barclays Bank.
Outside of work, Hilary maintains her fitness through ‘boot camp’ training sessions as well as being a keen rambler and in 2015 completed the commando-style Born Survivor course for charity. She cycles to work from her home in Didsbury, where she is treasurer of her local parish church and involved in a number of other small charities.
The Hall Liddy Team
Hall Liddy’s team of specialist accountants have an in-depth knowledge of the medical and legal sectors. In addition to accountancy, tax and pensions advice, we work with experts from other disciplines to advise on mergers and acquisitions, practice restructuring, property and investment.