Alan is a specialist VAT Partner. He joined Blick Rothenberg in July 2006 having previously worked for two major international accountancy firms for the preceding 16 years. Prior to that, he was a senior officer with HM Customs & Excise, having worked for the Department for almost 11 years.
A large proportion of Alan's time is spent dealing with the VAT implications arising from clients' UK property related matters and transactions involving EU cross-border and international trade in goods and services. In a complex area of tax law he provides benefit to clients by ensuring savings opportunities are identified so that the impact of VAT is mitigated, as well as managing the business risks and potential exposure to VAT, interest and penalties.
Alan has also represented clients at VAT Tribunals and provided assistance to the legal profession on VAT cases concerning both civil and criminal prosecutions.
Born in Wales in 1960, Alan relocated from Brighton to London in 2006. His main interests outside work include rugby (returning to Cardiff whenever possible to watch his country play) and musical theatre in London's West End.