Richard undertook his training and professional examinations at the Inland Revenue. He was a senior tax inspector for 10 years and was responsible for both technical enquiries and full investigations. He left to work for the tax practice in PwC and then KPMG until joining the team in 2010.
Richard regularly advises on HMRC investigations under Codes of Practice 8 and 9, voluntary disclosures, criminal investigations by HMRC and settlements of all kinds with HMRC, including Employee Benefit Trusts and Employer Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes. Richard has also acted as an expert witness and frequently advises families and entrepreneurs on UK and overseas companies, residence and domicile, non-resident trusts and inheritance tax. He is experienced in dealing with the complex UK anti-avoidance provisions as applied to UK residents with interests in non-UK trusts, companies and other assets helping clients to arrange their tax affairs effectively, especially when arriving in or leaving the UK.