Alison was appointed as one of our Tax Partner's in the summer of 2016 and advises clients of both the London City office and Chelmsford.
After training with a big four firm of accountants, Alison specialised in international tax before being made a partner with BDO, going on to lead its Southern region tax team. She returned to the big four as a partner before becoming a director of a specialist tax and business advisory firm focussing on entrepreneurial clients.
Over her career, Alison has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has particularly strong experience in the retail space.
Alison has also been involved in multiple transactions and deals, where her focus is on ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders.
Alison works closely with the corporate finance teams, and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice.
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The UK has introduced ‘hybrid mismatch’ anti-avoidance rules from 1 January 2017
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