Mike Lea

Areas of expertise

Corporate tax; international tax and consultancy; aerospace and defence; facilities management; construction; media.


Mike is the senior partner of Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office ensuring that our brand and services are well communicated and further enhancing our relationships with clients, referrers and the wider community.

He is also lead partner of business tax in Bristol. His key areas of expertise include corporate and international tax and his client base covers sectors including financial services, aerospace, facilities management, construction and media.

Mike is a trustee of several charities in the Bristol area, covering areas as varied as education, theatre, care homes, youth clubs, drugs treatment and sports.

Notable achievements

  • Acted on many acquisitions and disposals by corporate clients.
  • Successfully reduced the HMRC rating of a large multinational quoted company down to low-risk through the implementation of a series of policies and controls.
  • Has built up a vast amount of experience in over 32 years in the profession and is widely seen as a trusted advisor by his clients.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).


You can find Mike at:

  • Bristol



  • Business tax

Contact us

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Mike Lea

Senior partner Bristol +44 (0)117 376 2151

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