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Gary Ashford

Partner (non lawyer), Chartered Tax Adviser

Gary Ashford is a well-known tax risk, disputes and investigations specialist who previously held senior positions at HMRC and leading accountancy firms.

He has particular expertise in risk, reviewing complex offshore structures and funds both in the UK and overseas, and supports non domicile and international clients in identifying areas of risk in their tax affairs.

Gary is an expert on the various overseas tax agreements, international transparency and exchange of information. He also handles some of the most serious tax enquiries. He has particular expertise in Code of Practice 8 & 9 (COP8 and COP9), criminal and civil investigations.

Gary spends a considerable amount of this time helping high-net-worth and high-profile individuals who have unknowingly entered into tax avoidance, or who hold overseas structures. He is also advising, in collaboration with our litigation and reputation management groups, on tax disputes, helping individuals protect what is rightfully theirs while at the time limiting any media exposure.

Gary also advises private clients, trusts and corporate clients on a range of complex tax issues such as restructuring, residence, non domicile/remittances, employment tax and various other matters including areas such as VAT and pensions.