What sets Robert apart?

Robert is the firm’s lead adviser on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Stamp Duties, including the Scottish & Welsh variants.

He is also an expert on other property-oriented taxes, including Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED), Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and capital allowances.

Robert is an experienced presenter and commentator on tax matters, and his other specialisms include: international tax and the Statutory Residence Test, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and especially principal private residence matters, employment status, tax enquiries and corporate tax advisory work.

He is unusual in covering the full range of taxes from direct tax to VAT, as well as having many years of accounting experience.

Robert's service expertise

  • Lead adviser in property taxes including: SDLT, Stamp Duties, the Scottish & Welsh variants, ATED, CIS & capital allowances
  • Experienced presenter on tax matters
  • Advising on international matters, particularly the application of the Statutory Residence Test
  • Advising on other taxes including CGT, employment status, tax enquiries and corporate advisory work
  • Primary point of contact for VAT work arising in the Truro & Plymouth offices
  • Supporting the firm’s VAT Director in a range of VAT matters
  • Particular specialism in property VAT

Robert's sector expertise

  • Advising developers, housebuilders and property investment companies on minimising their tax liabilities in complex property transactions


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