Ranking: Band 1
Handles some of HMRC’s most important test cases, and also regularly represents the Revenue in group litigations. He further acts for taxpayers on significant matters in an advisory capacity and in court. Clients include accountants and multinational corporations. He has experience of an interesting selection of matters including film finance schemes, IHT planning and family partnerships.
“Incisive, efficient and user-friendly.” “His advice is clear, unequivocal and extremely helpful.” (2019)
. . . “Responsive and reliable. He has a knack for expressing difficult concepts simply, precisely and persuasively.” “He provides clear, practical advice.” (2018)
. . . “His advice was clear, unequivocal and extremely helpful.” (2017)
Tax: Private Client
Ranking: Band 2
Highlighted for his work on behalf of the Revenue but also represents private clients in complex tax cases. He often advises on inheritance tax planning matters and family limited partnerships, and he has handled film finance scheme cases recently as well.
“He’s a compelling advocate. He’s always in court, I do wonder how he has the time to prepare so well – whatever his secret is, it works.” (2019)
. . . “He’s very clever and technically impressive.” “Extremely practical, highly intelligent and very talented.” (2018)
As an accomplished private client tax practitioner, he advises clients on trust legislation, BPR and inheritance tax planning. “He is technically a superstar – pragmatic, thorough and imaginative.” “He is sensible, approachable, down-to-earth, low-key but clearly intelligent.” (2017)