Mark joined Buzzacott in 2016 and is the Head of the Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution team.
He is a recognised expert in all contentious tax matters having served in all of HMRC’s elite investigation offices as a Senior Tax Inspector and accredited Financial Investigator.
Mark brings a unique understanding of HMRC to the advantage of Buzzacott’s clients, resulting in more efficient handling of HMRC enquiries and, for those who have any irregularities, minimising unnecessary tax, interest and penalties and, in the most serious cases, avoiding criminal investigation and the confiscation of assets.
He consults and communicates directly with HMRC Policy on its current and future enforcement and compliance work, thus shaping HMRC’s approach to tackling tax avoidance and evasion.
Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group (TIPG). He also represents the ICAEW and TIPG on HMRC’s Fraud Forum, which enables representatives of relevant HMRC directorates to consider and consult with representative bodies on policy and operational issues affecting HMRC’s approach to tax fraud.
Outside of the office, Mark enjoys CrossFit and is a UEFA (Part 2) outfield and goalkeeping Coach, volunteering his time to coach local community grassroots football.