Sam Kirkham


Sam Kirkham is a Partner in the Albert Goodman Farms and Estates team. Sam joined the firm in 1996, after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College.  A chartered certified accountant and chartered tax advisor Sam specialises in tax planning for agricultural businesses and estates, particularly capital taxes including capital gains and inheritance tax.  She also advises high net worth individuals and investors on land and property transactions.

Sam regularly advises clients, successfully implements and speaks at events on inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning as well as business structures for tax and succession planning.

Sam is on the Somerset committee for the CLA and lectures at CAAV on business structures, tax and succession planning. Sam is the editor of Albert Goodman’s popular Agricultural Intelligence newsletter which is provided to many rural businesses across the South-West of England.  Alongside the other Farms & Estate Partners, Sam also takes great pride in developing the next generation of rural accountants, and the Albert Goodman Farms & Estates team continues to grow.

A regular speaker at seminars across the South-West,  Sam’s expertise around tax planning for farms & estate businesses is in high demand.

Sam Kirkham Testimonial

I have no hesitation in recommending Sam Kirkham of Albert Goodman. Our business has been growing and diversifying over many years and, throughout this time, Sam has always been mindful at an
early stage -through to the completion of any new venture – of the appropriate strategy in terms of accountancy and taxation. Moreover I have found Sam uniquely able to quickly grasp, retain and manage complex issues at very short notice when perhaps information from our business has been slow to emerge, or has perhaps become overcomplicated, and when deadlines loom. At the same time she is able to manage
teams of people as a partner at Albert Goodman, a company of extremely high repute in South West England – and will often be giving seminars at public meetings – which you can only do if you have a
supreme grasp of your subject. These meetings are not only attended by the ‘client layman’ but by her professional peers be they lawyers, accountant and tax experts – so there is
nowhere to hide. You will be very well served by Sam I am sure.

Large Diversified Farm and Property Business, Devon.



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