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Tax and Tax Investigations

We provide specialist tax barristers to resolve your problems, with an approach tailored specifically to achieve the outcome you want. Our substantial experience, built during years working inside HMRC at the highest level, means that we know exactly how to reach the result you are looking for.

Our Experience

Our experience working in and with HMRC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, coupled with our connections on the boards that make key decisions in tax law, means that our approach is well informed and benefits our clients. Our successful lobbying activity on significant issues also results in great outcomes for our clients.

We work quickly, focusing on the pertinent issues and reaching a well- informed recommendation for you, which may not be the first or most obvious route but will achieve what you want with the minimum of fuss.

Our Clients

We work effectively with clients facing tax challenges, whether these are in their business life, personal affairs or across the two.

For your business

Key areas include corporation tax, VAT and employment duties.

For you

We work with individuals and business owner-managers on their personal tax situations and mediate effectively when needed.

The need to keep your tax affairs up to date is vital with the frequent changes to tax rules. Our team of national advisors will strive to ensure that your affairs are organised to secure the maximum benefit, and we will advise you of all your obligations under the self assessment system, including deadlines, to ensure your tax bills are reduced where possible.

We can also provide you with the very best tax advice on the most tax-efficient methods of passing assets from one generation to the next and a wide range of strategies and procedures to minimise charges to Inheritance Tax.

Whether dealing with wills, trusts or lifetime gifts, we can advise on all of the relevant tax compliance consequences and help to minimise the impact that tax can have on you and your family.

We know how overwhelming tax problems can seem; we provide the expert help you need.


Demand for our service means that we will advertise to recruit two pupils into our tax team in Autumn 2021, with a view to offering up to two permanent contracts. All applications must be submitted via the Bar Council pupillage gateway in the ordinary way.

How can we help you?

Hear what our clients say about our Tax and Tax Investigations Service

Direct and effective tax help

Sarah Woodall’s tax advice came to the aid of a board member and business owner needing b...

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Cutting through red tape on stamp duty

Accountancy firm Howards Chartered Certified Accountants recently asked Sarah Woodall for urgent advice with a Stamp Duty...

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Disguised remuneration trust expert advice

Having worked with Sarah Woodall at HMRC, Jeremy Clarke-Morris, partner at Kendall Wadley accountants, knew she had...

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Clear and efficient tax advocacy protects investment

After a highly successful round of crowdfunding, entrepreneurial Herefordshire business A Rule of Tum sought the help...

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