I lead the tax disputes and investigations team in the Midlands and use the knowledge and skills gained from over 14 years of tax dispute work (8 as an Inspector of Taxes) to manage a wide range of clients with their interaction with HM Revenue and Customs. These clients range from large multinationals, owner managed businesses to sole traders. Each client may be facing differing challenges, be it through accusations of tax fraud, through the use of tax avoidance schemes or through the simple misunderstanding of the complex rules. However they all have the same aim when they chose Grant Thornton to assist; to resolve the issue in a cost effective and timely manner, allowing them to concentrate and focus on their commercial activities.
We achieve this through the collective use of our experienced and knowledgeable team, which consists of former tax inspectors and highly tax qualified individuals (CTA and STEP amongst others). That collective experience and knowledge truly provides exceptional results for our clients.
Personally, whilst I successfully negotiate solutions for clients across a wide range of taxes, my speciality is in resolving long and drawn out tax avoidance enquiries. Having spent part of my career in HMRC’s Counter Avoidance team I understand HMRC’s settlement strategies amongst a wide range of schemes and apply that knowledge to clients fact patterns.
Outside of work I love all sports. My days of participating in any competitive sport are over, so I get my fix through coaching and also refereeing football. This is in and around the time that is dedicated for being a personal chauffeur to my three sport loving children.
- HM Inspector of Taxes
- BSc (Hons)
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