“…deals with corporate and personal tax advice and tax litigation. He is also involved in pensions. "Efficient and hard-working, he is a bright lad who is responsive to what solicitors and clients need." Chambers and Partners (2012)
“…consistently impressing with his clear grasp of accountancy matters, attention to detail and ability to make cogent arguments in favour of his client.” His practice takes in general corporate advisory work and litigation. Personal tax and VAT are also key areas of strength. Clients enthusiastically comment that he “is always well prepared and has the ability to think around contentious points.” Chambers and Partners (2011)
“…recommended for pensions”. Legal 500 (2012)
He specialises in all areas of revenue law, including:
· Corporate and personal taxes
· PAYE and NICs
· Employment-related securities and share options
· VAT and Duties
· Judicial Review/Human Rights
· Proceeds of Crime
He is experienced in fiscal and commercial share and property valuation litigation.
He has extensive experience in pensions litigation, advice and drafting, including:
· Commercial, tax and trust aspects of corporate and executive pensions
· Public sector arrangements
· Investment and funding issues
· Mergers and transfers
· Winding up
· Overseas arrangements; QROPs
He is regularly instructed by Government Departments, local authorities, individuals and businesses on a range of employment disputes, including:
· Commercial aspects of pay and incentives
· Employment related tax
· Discrimination and Equal Pay
· Restrictive covenants, confidentiality and fiduciary duties
· Injunctive relief
· Unfair/Wrongful dismissal
Proceeds of Crime
A prominent civil and criminal asset recovery practitioner, he has acted in criminal confiscations, cash forfeitures, and civil recovery matters and has particular experience in dealing with complex fraud, money laundering, direct and indirect tax and duties evasion, MTIC, pensions fraud and acquisitive regulatory offences.
Appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel: Northern Circuit).
Professional Memberships:Revenue Bar Association; Association of Pensions Lawyers; Chancery Bar Association; Northern Chancery Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Industrial Law Society; Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates.
Also at Exchange Chambers, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds (Northern Circuit).