I represent both corporate and private clients on a variety of UK and international tax matters, specialising in tax disputes.

My practice covers all forms of tax disputes, with a particular focus on high-profile and complex matters including those involving allegations of evasion or fraud. This includes helping clients throughout the life-cycle of a dispute, from pre-emptive advice to litigation in the tax tribunals/courts.

As well as responding to tax authority enquiries and investigations, I also work on complex tax disclosure projects, coordinating forensic internal investigations with clients in order to submit detailed representations to tax authorities for the purposes of disclosure and penalty mitigation.

I also advise on contractual disputes between parties and my disputes practice benefits from several years of experience advising on the tax aspects of corporate and finance transactions (including major mergers and acquisitions, international banking, capital markets, corporate reorganisations, derivatives and investment funds). I am a member of the Stamp Tax Practitioners Group, having worked on the tax and settlement aspects of several unique matters that saw UK securities trading on various international stock exchanges and which invariably involved complex points arising out of EU case law on the UK's stamp duty/SDRT regime.

  • Experience from previous law firm:
  • TechnipFMC plc, a UK public limited company formed to hold the combined energy infrastructure businesses of FMC Technologies, Inc. and technip S.A. (a transaction with an equity value of approx. US$13 billion).
  • Barry Callebaut, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, on its acquisition of a Singaporean cocoa ingredients business of approx. $1 billion.
  • LivaNova plc, a UK public limited company formed to hold the combined businesses of Sorin S.p.A and Cyberonics, Inc. (a transaction with an equity value of approx. US$2.7 billion), in its public offering of new shares listed on both NASDAQ and the LSE.
  • Liberty Global plc on its issue of tracking shares, the first such issue by a UK public company, relating to its operation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • A multinational corporation in relation to an enquiry by HMRC concerning certain UK management fees.
  • A multinational corporation in relation to potential VAT errors to be disclosed to HMRC, investigating the errors through forensic review and interviews.
  • A UK company in relation to a Notice of Requirement to provide security for outstanding PAYE/NICs, including negotiating a time to pay arrangement with HMRC.
  • A UK company in its appeal to the Tax Tribunal regarding VAT errors.
  • A charity in relation to an enquiry by HMRC into the VAT treatment of certain donations.
Education
  • University of Oxford, B.A. History, First Class Honours and Scholarship
  • BPP Law School, LPC, Distinction
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, 2012