Chris is a Director based at the Torquay office and specialises in tax investigations, working alongside Dave Williams to assist with both investigations at local compliance level and producing reports for Civil Investigation of Fraud and the Special Investigation branches of HMRC. He is very adept at challenging HMRC’s position on technical issues and negotiating penalty positions in favour of the client. Chris has presented lectures on tax investigations both internally and alongside Tim Palmer to other accountants. He also assists clients with voluntary disclosures to HM Revenue & Customs in order to bring both their UK and overseas tax affairs up to date.
Chris joined the tax compliance team at PKF Francis Clark’s Torquay office as a trainee in January 1996. In 2005 Chris took over as manager for the department before moving on to the tax consultancy team in 2010.
As part of the tax consultancy team, Chris provides ad-hoc advice and planning for a number of accountants located across the country.
Chris qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008 and in July 2012 also qualified as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and holds a Certificate in Probate and Estate Administration.