I provide tax advice and support to UK entrepreneurs and privately-owned businesses on a wide variety of issues, including restructuring of UK groups, property tax planning, and the tax-efficient acquisition and disposal of business interests.
I specialise in advising innovative and technology companies, providing tax planning and commercial advice on all aspects of the innovation lifecycle, from securing investment, and claiming R&D and innovation tax reliefs, through to exploiting the intellectual property.
The work can be summarised as falling into the following key areas of the innovation lifecycle:
- Preliminary financing.
- Cutting the cost of innovation.
- Protecting and exploiting the IP.
- Delivering value to the shareholders.
My first job
My first holiday job was with a catering firm, which worked at Buckingham Palace. There was a long security questionnaire – presumably my name helped.
My favourite hobby
I play in the Surrey squash league.