Our Team



Nilesh is the senior Partner at Hakim Fry Chartered Accountants having being instrumental in forming the practice in 1992 along with the founding Partners – Jeremy Hakim and Anthony Fry.  Prior to this he spent a number of years after qualification, with a mid-tier firm with 100 Partners and 900 staff. He has worked with clients in a number of business sectors, including software design, computer hardware distribution, leasing finance, construction, retail, hotel and leisure and project management as well as commercial/residential property dealing. He blends a business advisory service to cover corporate restructure, valuations, financing including compliance accounting and taxation services for both UK businesses as well as overseas investors into UK business sectors.

In addition to this at Hakim Fry, Nilesh has specific responsibility for developing the firm’s practice in offering personal taxation services to overseas investors into UK property market, to include Non Resident Landlords.  Hakim Fry has provided these services to the overseas market covering, Europe, Middle East, as well as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing.  Nilesh and his colleagues have presented extensively in these locations to cover the taxation impact of owning UK Property as well as the services his firm provide in dealing with annual compliance services connected therewith.

He has presented extensively with other intermediaries to include property agents, solicitors, bankers as well as property developers.


Dominic qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 with medium sized  practice based in Croydon, where he was for some 9 years.  Having qualified there, he also gained a large amount of experience in the Audit, Accounting and Taxation aspects of businesses engaged in IT, Property, Retailing, Construction, Taxation and associated advice. A large part of his work experience in the latter years was dealing with the Audit and associated aspects for a fully listed company and its group.

He joined Hakim Fry in April 1997 and has acted as a Partner with specific responsibilities for Audits and Regulatory matters since 2001. His experience has taken him through a wide range of business types and disciplines.  Businesses covered have included those in the travel industry, insurance broking, and manufacturing.

He specialises in due diligence work as well as specialised regulatory requirements for travel agents and solicitors, among others.

Dominic remains a registered Senior Statutory Auditor and Hakim Fry are very active in the audit sector as well as specialising in business advisory services for the SME market.

Lynn Sherstone ACA, FCCA, MAAT

Lynn commenced her accountancy career with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Surrey, later joining Hakim Fry in 2002, where she pursued her academic studies in accountancy further.

At Hakim Fry, Lynn speedily qualified as a Certified Accountant in 2006, and became a Partner in August 2010.   She currently advises clients who include owner managed Companies, Charities, Sole traders, Partnerships & LLP’s across various industries. These include Estate Agents, Farmers, Travel Agents, Retailers, Manufacturers, Restaurateurs, Printers and Opticians, to name a few.

With over  20 years general practice experience behind her, in addition to dealing with compliance issue for her clients, Lynn is also regularly involved in helping clients prepare comprehensive business plans, cash flow forecasts, accounting system reviews, hand holding startups and other business supporting functions.

She prides herself on being able to give a personal service that helps her clients meet their needs.


Sam joined the firm in 1997 as a junior trainee accountant. Sam thrived in her studies and desire to become an accountant. This involved pursuing various professional studies and examinations leading to her qualifying as a Certified Accountant in 2003.

In the Practice, she has assumed the responsibilities for practice finances as well as managing a portfolio of clients. The combination of the two has assisted her in the range of advisory services she has been able to impress upon her clients giving an all-round service.

We were delighted to appoint Sam as a Partner of Hakim Fry in 2011 with specific responsibilities as Practice Finance Partner, as well as growing her client portfolio both organically as well as new development work.

Sam looks after clients engaged in a number of sectors including Construction, Print management, Dentistry, Solicitors, Retailers and Child day nurseries.

The work undertaken by Sam on her portfolio of clients ranges from bookkeeping and preparation of management accounts to year end compliance work including Statutory Audits as well as ad hoc services such as forecasting to secure additional financing and business valuations for management buyouts.

The Team

We have a specialist team of people ranging from Business Tax Advisors, Audit Assurance, as well as Business Support Seniors who have been with us for many years, thereby offering continuity of service.

We are very proud of the team above who are fully assisted by a Practice Management Team, providing full administrative support.