Work and clients: Mike is responsible for the day-to-day running of Shipleys’ two tax departments in London and Godalming. His key focus is on private clients including expatriates and non-UK domiciliaries, more complicated UK tax planning, cross-border tax advice and HM Revenue & Customs tax investigations. As a former HMRC Officer he is well aware of the procedure from the other side of the fence.
The route to Shipleys: Mike worked for HM Revenue & Customs before joining a predecessor firm of Shipleys in 1979. He was made a principal in 1998.
Memberships: Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Aim: "To find the solution to solve the problem."
Most entertaining deal or case: "Helping a client with a PAYE investigation which was estimated at a tax liability of £300,000 at the beginning, but in the end the client paid £7,500."
Proudest professional moments: "Still looking after a number of my clients who have been with me throughout my professional career."
What I like about my job: "Solving problems."
Interests outside work: "Skiing and skiing!"