Barrister - Tax specialist
I am a Barrister in Lodders’ Private Client department. I advise on wills, trusts, tax planning, and tax issues and because I have higher rights of audience, I can then represent clients in any contentious matters. I specialise in Inheritance tax, Capital Gains Tax, VAT, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and estate planning.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy researching a point and then delivering a solution to my clients.
What sort of clients do you work with?
I mainly work with individuals, families, and companies.
When did you start at Lodders? Any interesting past employers?
I started at Lodders in April 2021. Prior to that I worked for a big four accountancy firm, a magic circle firm of solicitors in London, and was in chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London.
Are you involved with, or a trustee, of any charities?
A few years ago I was a trustee/director of Age Concern.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The sun! The bedroom faces east so I get the benefit of the rising sun, but come the winter months I have to rely on the good old alarm clock.
Any interesting qualifications?
I have a first degree in History (from Medieval times right to the present day) and Political Science (which covered all the ‘isms’ in political theory).
Any interesting personal achievements?
I fence (with a foil).