UK independent financial advisor Frenkel Topping has announced a value-added accountancy joint venture Equatas with Forth’s Accountancy to assist with tax planning for its clients. Frenkel Topping specialises in securing and looking after assets of claimants who have been awarded compensation payments through personal injury or clinical negligence.

Equatas will offer accounting and auditing services, bookkeeping activities and will handle all tax returns and associated activity for Frenkel Topping clients.The move forms a core part of Frenkel Topping’s commitment to offering its clients full transparency throughout the settlement process, from how each stage of assessment will be delivered to the exact cost involved.

Richard Fraser, Frenkel Topping Group’s CEO, said the introduction of Equatas will enable Frenkel Topping to further enhance the client experience. “We’re passionate about making our clients’ lives as easy as we can – many of them have suffered life-changing injuries and so we want to protect their assets in the most hassle-free, straightforward way possible.”

Frenkel Topping Group has £92m ($116.9m) AUM and headcount currently sits at 70. Headquartered in Salford, the business has a national spread in the UK with offices in Birmingham, Cardiff and London.