Who we are

Meet the team

Philip Hayden


Main Practice Area?

Business advice, business tax planning and compliance and personal tax planning and compliance.

Career rundown

After leaving full time education I trained and qualified with a small London firm. I joined Richard Place Dobson in 1976, became a Director and now look after a mixed portfolio of both business and personal clients.

Achievements within your professional life you are particularly proud of?

As the industry evolved I was responsible for ensuring that the way Richard Place Dobson was managed also evolved and changed its practices from the early days. I am also responsible for the introduction, implementation and development of our IT systems.

What do you find most rewarding about your job?

Helping people with problems.

Your favourite holiday destination?


Your favourite band/musician?

Jools Holland.

Your greatest achievement?


What did you want to be “when you grew up”?

A vet.

Your favourite comedian?

Lee Evans.

Feel as if we could be right for you?

If you want to move things forward, or need to ask a few more questions, give us a call or send an email to get the conversation going.