Colin joined Independent Tax from the Tax Disputes team of a Big 4 accountancy firm. Colin has spent 12 years working in a variety of roles at HMRC, including presenting cases at Tribunal for HMRC, investigating offshore evasion, as a Case Director in the Affluent Team and as a Senior ADR facilitator (Colin is a CEDR-accredited mediator). Colin spent time both before and after his stint at HMRC at the same Big 4 accountancy firm, as well as shorter stints at Grant Thornton and BPP Professional Training.
Colin has spent most of his career immersed in HMRC investigations and associated issues in all their forms – COP9, local office, large business, HNW, employer compliance, avoidance). He can flex his style and approach to whatever the problem is and has been involved in cases and enquiries across all the taxes that HMRC administer. He uses the inside knowledge gained from his years in HMRC to the best advantage of his clients.
Colin is hugely approachable and builds trusted relationships with clients. When not at work or ferrying his children about, he can be found watching Sheffield Wednesday, out with his dog or fly fishing.