About Me

About Me

Working in tax for nearly 40 years and having been a Chartered Tax Adviser for more than 20, I believe I offer my clients the expertise and specialist knowledge needed to get to grips with and solve even the trickiest VAT issues.

After graduating from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1977, I joined the Inland Revenue (now HMRC) as a tax inspector. In 1985, I moved to Deloitte Haskins & Sells, a London-based accountancy firm that later became part of PwC.

In 1988 I moved to Belfast, where I first became involved in advising clients on VAT.

From 2002 to 2010 I was VAT Director at James Cowper LLP, a top 60 accountancy firm in the Thames Valley.

Since late 2010 I have run my own VAT advisory practice. I am based in Newbury, but I work with clients over a wide geographic area, from Northern Ireland to Newmarket and from Australia to Grand Cayman.

My clients are many and varied, including charities, owner-managed businesses and public sector bodies.

I work extensively with lawyers and accountants, who seek my support to help their own clients with VAT difficulties.

My caseload covers a wide range of VAT issues with a particular focus on property and charities.

If you have a VAT issue you would like to discuss, or if you are a lawyer or accountant who wants support for a client with a VAT problem, please get in touch for a no obligation chat.

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