With over 20 years’ experience advising on stamp duty issues and as author of the leading textbook on stamp duty, I am widely recognised as a leader in this field.
I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and joined Blick Rothenberg in May 2019.
With over 20 years’ experience advising developers, investors, occupiers, funds and individuals on stamp duty in connection with real estate transactions, group reorganisations, corporate reconstructions and capital markets matters, I am widely recognised as a leader in this field. Like a stick of rock, the words “stamp duty” run through me.
I am widely consulted across all areas of stamp duty work and have contributed to the development of government policy, tax authority practice and statute on stamp duty, as well as writing and editing the leading textbook on stamp duty – Sergeant & Sims on Stamp Taxes – and a textbook especially for conveyancers – The Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook: A Guide for Residential Conveyancers and the stamp duty chapter in Tolley’s Tax Planning 2022-23.
I am a regular commentator in the media on stamp duty issues and have been quoted in a variety of publications over the years, including the Times, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, Tax Journal, Taxation, Tax Adviser, Estates Gazette, Property Week, Law Society Gazette and The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer.
I speak at and/or chair a variety of stamp duty events, including PRT’s SDLT Conference, IBC’s SDLT Conference, LexisNexis and Law Society Webinars and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group Annual Conference.