Blick Rothenberg

Paul Smith


Paul has a wealth of experience in corporate and international tax having started his career in Manchester with a Big 4 firm before moving to London and then to New York.

Paul joined Blick Rothenberg in April 2012 as a corporate tax partner. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Earlier in his career Paul worked in a Big 4 firm in Manchester, London and then for two years in New York where he gained a good understanding of US tax. He has also worked in industry as the Group Tax Manager of Allied Domecq plc and then as the European Tax Director at the Prudential Financial Inc. group. He subsequently moved back to the profession, joining Grant Thornton where he became Head of International Tax, before joining Blick Rothenberg as a Tax Partner.

Paul is the author of the 'Mergers and Acquisitions' chapter in the UK section of IBFD’s Tax Research Platform.  He is also a regular presenter at tax conferences and has had a number of tax technical articles published in journals in the UK, the US and Europe. He has been quoted in the press on tax issues on numerous occasions and has been interviewed on BBC radio.

Paul and his wife Caroline live in St Albans and they have two grown-up children. He enjoys golf, skiing and hiking and is one of a growing number of British hikers who has climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro.