We are an experienced and qualified team, providing an all-in-one, personal service.

Qualifications and origins

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with one of the big London firms, then worked for many years in a medium sized firm before deciding to offer a general practitioner service through his own business, which he set up in 2007. With a long-term interest in languages, (his Oxford degree was in French and Spanish), and having lived in Barcelona, Paul is able to help clients in French, Spanish and Catalan.

Chris is another big firm experienced Chartered Accountant.  Having trained in London he has for the last twenty years concentrated on business advisory and private company corporate finance services.  These include the purchase and sale of businesses.  He has also been involved in expert witness work and brings many extra skills to the firm.

Chamberlains’ professionals

We benefit greatly from having the following additional people:

Keith Olding – Qualified as an FCA and as an MBA, with broad experience in commerce as well as in accountancy firms.


Nikki Crumbie – a FCA qualified accountant and auditor with experience of working in large London firms.  She also holds a BSc and spent a year living in Germany.


Nigel Ratcliffe – a qualified Sage user, a part-qualified AAT trainee, and a Xero certified advisor


Yali Xu – Is our accounts assistant who is working towards her accountancy qualification.  She also speaks Mandarin.


Shelene Crane – An experienced Office Manager who looks after us in the office as well as providing some Company Secretarial support to clients and PA support to Chris Lowry.


Not to mention Paul’s wife, Linda – who just happens also to be another linguist-turned  Chartered Accountant. She’s been a valuable help since the start.


Paul’s main areas of experience and the heart of the business are:

Chris’s main areas of experience are:

  • Business advisory work
  • Due diligence
  • Expert witness
  • Working with owner-managed businesses.

To discuss your accountancy needs, please call +44 (0)1252 702600

or email paul@chamberlains.eu or chris@chamberlains.eu

Chamberlains …professional, friendly, accountancy & auditing services in Greater London, Surrey & Hampshire, and internationally!

Communications, Company details and Insurance

Chamberlains is legally a partnership and all communications should be to Chamberlains,  Elm House, Tanshire Park, Shackleford Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6LB .

However, a dormant company controlled by Paul, Chamberlains Accountancy Limited, is registered in England and Wales, number 6416081.
The registered office is also at Elm House, Tanshire Park, Shackleford Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6LB

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is RSA Insurance plc, 9th floor, One Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim bought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.