OUR PEOPLE

Lancaster Knox has a highly experienced and qualified team drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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ARTHUR LANCASTER

Senior Partner

  • Focuses on the provision of tax advice to UHNW clients and their UK businesses
  • Experience of advising on MBOs, listings and other corporate transactions.
  • Helped to establish the Knox fiduciary services business and the UK-based tax consultancy

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TIM EVE

Partner

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the industry
  • Deputy Chairman of the Knox group of companies
  • Over 10 years’ experience managing the financial, accounting & tax aspects for a portfolio of companies
  • Expert in advising companies on devising and implementing strategies

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AMIT PURI

Tax Director

  • A fully technically qualified Inspector of Taxes (2008, HM Revenue & Customs).
  • With almost 15 years of focused investigative experience, committed ‘fight tooth & nail’ for all his clients.
  • Amit is well versed in dealing with HMRC’s most serious investigations, e.g. under Codes of Practice 8 and 9 (COP8, COP9, CDF); regularising historic issues in an efficient and commercial manner; risk assessing planned transactions; and resolving all tax, penalty and AML related disputes with HMRC.
  • Clients include: entrepreneurs growing their businesses, larger established family businesses, and international groups, including all kinds of partnerships and trusts/settlements.
  • Uniquely positioned to assist clients, having spent almost 11 years with HMRC as a Senior Inspector, investigating and interrogating in London, and as a Senior Policy & Strategy Adviser in Whitehall. As well as keeping contacts well informed with timely business insights, a proficient writer of tax articles, provide expert commentary on topical issues, regularly present to large groups and manage projects in Monaco, Dubai and Mumbai.

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HEATHER WILLIAMS

Tax Director

  • Multi-award winning Tax Investigation and Litigation specialist who has extensive experience in the Tax Tribunal, the lower and upper courts including the Supreme Court.
  • Recognized as an outstanding leading professional in tax of her generation being one of Tax Journal’s “40 under 40”, ePrivate Client Practitioner’s “35 under 35” and named as one of International Tax Review’s “Women in Tax” leaders. Also a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group.
  • Instrumental in bringing innovative and unique approaches to new HMRC challenges including being at the forefront of challenges to accelerated payment notices and technical errors. Has proven experience in managing and resolving disputes across a broad spectrum of tax, including worldwide disclosures to HMRC and through force of tax intellect has been able to delivery outstanding outcomes for taxpayers.

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GARY ROWSON

Tax Director

  • Renowned Tax Investigations specialist with over 20 years’ experience in both COP9 and COP8 work.  Gary previously led TI practices at two Top 10 accountancy firms.
  • Expert in defending and resolving EBT, EFRBS and Disguised Remuneration (DR) arrangements.
  • Member of HMRC’s Compliance Reform Forum, its Fraud Forum and its Campaigns Group, which help shape HMRC’s policy in investigation work.

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JOHN HORLER

Tax Director

  • Over 25 years of experience undertaking tax investigations and enquiries of all types
  • Ex-Inspector of Taxes with more than 10 years’ experience, working in local districts, the Large Business Service (LBS) and Specialist Investigations (SI)
  • Worked extensively on all types of enquiries, from serious fraud to local compliance cases within local offices or Large & Complex or High Net Worth Units (HNWU)

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