Andrew specialises in helping businesses and individuals resolve significant tax disputes with HMRC including through tax litigation. He also specialises in supporting larger corporates develop and implement their tax risk management policies and procedures to pro-actively reduce the risk of tax errors and exposures arising. This includes assisting clients with their senior accounting officer certification and preparation for HMRC governance and system reviews.
Andrew works across a range of clients from global-multinationals to OMB’s and high net worth individuals.
Example projects include:
- supporting companies resolve complex planning and legacy compliance issues (including those under HMRC’s high risk corporate programme where the tax at stake exceeds £100m); supporting clients in litigation before the tax tribunal;
- supporting high net worth individuals resolve HMRC enquiries, including those conducted by HMRC’s specialist offices: conducting tax risk and control and tax function effectiveness reviews across multiple countries using diagnostic questionnaires (including with desk-top local-country reviews);
- providing guidance and assurance to companies as to the appropriateness of their tax accounting arrangements for SAO certification: assisting clients prepare for an HMRC systems, process and governance review (including drafting their tax strategy).
Before joining the profession Andrew was a senior inspector in HMRC, where he later worked in the department responsible for conducting the larger and more complex investigations.
Andrew has written a chapter in Bloomsbury’s HMRC investigations handbook on 'Handling contentious tax planning disputes' which is updated annually and a publication for the British Bankers Association specifically for banks on the subject of 'providing information to the tax authorities'. Andrew is also a speaker at conferences and writes articles for tax publications.