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I am head of the Indirect Tax Department. I joined HW Fisher in 1995 from HM Customs & Excise (now HMRC) and have been head of Indirect Tax since 1998.
The key focus of my role is VAT, which consists of both advisory work and compliance. I assist clients, partners and staff with all aspects of VAT, either on specific transactions or more widely in reviewing the activities of an organisation from a VAT perspective, with the aim of maximising tax efficiency. VAT can be very complex, particularly concerning the land and property and the not-for-profit sectors, and these are areas of expertise.
My clients are from all areas of the firm, from large companies and trade unions to small charities and individuals. For some, I provide a complete package of compliance services, including VAT Returns, EC Sales Lists etc, and for others only strategic advice on high value projects.
A career highlight was playing a key role in the largest single transaction that HW Fisher has ever been involved with, the acquisition of a very significant petrol retailing business and its subsequent reorganisation. I advised on and coordinated all VAT aspects of this transaction ensuring that it could be completed on schedule.
Chartered Institute of Taxation