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Neal Hall BSc FPFS

Chartered Financial Planner

Neal is the Principal at Atherton York, a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of The Personal Finance Society. His advanced qualifications put him in the top tier of qualified advisors nationwide. Neal holds the position of Pension Transfer Specialist and sets the example to the whole team by continuing to take additional exams and qualifications each year.


After graduating with a BSc in Physiology, he has accumulated 25 years’ experience working as a financial services professional and has delivered personal planning to a wide variety of individual and corporate clients. Neal spent eight years in Banking before converting his skills into Professional services with a National financial planning business. He is passionate about his work and achieving the very best outcomes for clients. This is demonstrated by the wide variety of testimonials that he has collected and can be showcased here.


Outside of work Neal is a keen sportsman regularly running half marathons, cycling and playing the occasional charity football match. He lives locally in Winchmore Hill and is married with two young children.

Maria Hall BA Hons

Marketing & Operations Director

Maria is responsible for client communications, brand and marketing for Atherton York. She has a belief that all our communications should be straightforward and easy for our clients to understand. Maria has a Degree in English & European Literature and experience of working at Board level in European and international legal firms.


She has successfully delivered a number of projects for Atherton York such as GDPR, our new website and our recent office move. Using her extensive professional services experience, she supports the team on business strategy and the growth plans for the firm. 

Maria works part time for Atherton York as she is also the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer for a European legal firm in the city. Outside of work Maria enjoys art, yoga, eating-out and socialising as well as being mum to two young children.


Darren Smith

Senior Associate

Darren is a Senior Associate at Atherton York and has 28 years' financial services experience. Much of his career has been as a Premier Banking Advisor within HSBC Bank plc and later in his career as a Mortgage Specialist at Countrywide Mortgage Services.  Despite such a lengthy banking background, Darren embraces continued study and works hard for additional qualifications.

Darren is an expert in wealth and financial management and provides valuable support to our experienced advisors. With such a lengthy career in financial services Darren understand our client’s needs for security and peace of mind taking responsibility for office management. With a keen eye for detail, he also takes responsibility for quality control within the business.


Outside of work he lives in West London and is a caring family man. He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys sport in particular football following Arsenal football club.

Aniket Chhabra BSc

Graduate Associate

Graduating in 2016 with a BSc in Business Management and Economics, Aniket is the newest member of our team. He has over three years’ experience in finance and analytics working in the NGO and Pharmaceutical Intelligence sectors.

Aniket, who supports our experienced advisors in the role of Associate, is working towards the Diploma in Financial Planning and plans to study for advanced qualifications himself. He is committed to Professional Development and understands the need to continuously build qualifications and experience.


Outside of work, like all his colleagues, he enjoys sports and fitness, including swimming, hiking and Martial Arts (Muay Thai). With an active mind, Aniket is also a keen reader of non-fiction books and enjoys travel and movies.


Contact us

Atherton York Limited
10 Station Parade
Cockfosters Road
Tel: 0208 882 2979

To find out more about the services we offer or for a free, initial no obligation meeting please call 0208 882 2979 or email info@athertonyork.co.uk or use the contact form below.

Our office is on the right next to the Blue Olive restaurant as you drive along the high street heading north towards the M25. There is pay and display parking right outside the front door and we have disabled access.


We are also a 5 minutes walk from Cockfosters Tube Station which is on the Piccadilly line. Turn left when you exit the tube and walk down the road, you will see us in the first main parade of shops on the left. The nearest bus stops are outside the tube for the 299 and 298.

Directions & Parking

Atherton York Limited, Registered in England and Wales, Number: 8448380, Registered Address: 10 Station Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet EN4 0DL. Atherton York Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Register Number: 740345. The information contained within the website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at customers based in the UK.

The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren't able to resolve themselves. To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service please visit www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

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