Tom joined JHA in May 2017 from HMRC and became an associate in June 2020. His practice covers a range of contentious tax matters across all direct taxes, from advising and representing clients in HMRC enquires through to litigating matters in the tax tribunals and senior courts and in bringing judicial review actions against HMRC decisions.
Tom’s clients comprise high net worth individuals and trustees, including non-UK domiciled individuals and trusts, as well as owner-managed businesses, partnerships, and large corporates. Tom has extensive experience dealing with HMRC enquiries both inside and outside HMRC and in negotiating pre-litigation settlements in tax disputes, working during the enquiry process to achieve swift and favourable settlements.
He also advises clients on transactional tax, distilling in depth technical advice to practical steps to ensure that client’s tax obligations are both understood and met in practice to ensure the chance of adverse HMRC investigations is minimised. He has particular expertise advising on residence, domicile status including the remittance basis of taxation, and family group structuring issues including inheritance tax. Tom also regularly acts for clients wishing to obtain advance clearance from HMRC.
Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
University of Law – LPC (Distinction)
King’s College London – LLB (2:1)