I am an associate in the Tax Disputes and Investigations team providing bespoke tax advice to both national and international clients operating in a broad range of sectors.
Working alongside my colleagues in the Tax Disputes and Investigations team, I regularly advise individuals and corporates in resolving all forms of tax related disputes or those disputes arising from HMRC's use of its supervisory powers in areas such as Anti Money Laundering. I advise clients in relation to civil tax disputes and I also have significant experience in assisting clients that have found themselves to be the subject of a criminal investigation by HMRC or facing criminal charges relating to tax evasion. I have experience of advising clients on both direct and indirect tax issues as well as representing clients in civil and criminal litigation.
I often assist clients that have discovered tax related errors in their business to investigate and if necessary make a disclosure of the error to HMRC. In such circumstances it is vital to understand the behaviours of the relevant personnel that gave rise to the error before any disclosure is made. Therefore, I work closely with the client and technological service providers to forensically review vast amounts of electronic communications and will use the information gathered to assist with interviews of key personnel or discussions with the client. Based on previous experience, I have a good understanding of what HMRC tend to look for in a disclosure and therefore I am able to protect the client from an intrusive investigation by HMRC while also providing the necessary information required by HMRC to ensure that the matter is concluded as efficiently as possible.
I also have extensive experience of assisting corporates and individuals to navigate through complex tax crisis related situations and regularly assist clients to challenge HMRC's information gathering powers when appropriate.