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

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Amit Puri - Tax Director


Managing Director, Tax Investigations & Disputes

  • 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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Julie Westra



  • Julie has over a decade of experience within Personal Tax, focusing on the provision of private client tax advice to HNWIs and their families
  • She has extensive experience of working with overseas jurisdictions including the coordination of cross-border projects for a diverse international private client base
  • Association of Taxation Technicians (“ATT”) and Chartered Tax Advisor (“CTA”) qualified

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Sagar Jain


Assistant Tax Manager

  • Sagar is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also has an MSc in Accounting and Finance. Currently, he is pursuing the Advanced Certificate level papers within the STEP qualification.
  • He assists in cases being investigated under Code of Practice 9 (civil investigations of tax fraud), Code of Practice 8 (where large amounts of tax are contended), wide ranging business enquiries, and voluntary disclosures.
  • He has an accounting background with experience in the production of year-end financial accounts, VAT computations and returns

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Carolina Favaloro


Tax Associate

    • Carolina graduated with an MSc in Accounting and Management at Queen Mary University of London, after a BSc in Economics at LIUC University (Italy); she is also currently pursuing the Tax Pathway (Association of Taxation Technicians (“ATT”) and Chartered Tax Advisor (“CTA”) joint qualification).
    • She has experienced the Audit and Assurance industry, where she performed Statutory Audits and Assurance Reviews, as well as the production of year-end financial accounts. During her studies she had the opportunity to work within an Italian Tax Law firm too, focusing on Global Mobility and cross-border tax advisory services.
    • Currently assists in cases being investigated by HMRC including those under Code of Practice 9 (civil investigations of tax fraud), Code of Practice 8 (where large amounts of tax are contended), wide ranging business enquiries and voluntary tax disclosures involving onshore and offshore assets.

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Anthony Roberts



  • Experience working with partnerships, HNW individuals and trusts & estates and the financial challenges they face
  • 3 years Big four experience gaining his ATT qualification from an apprenticeship pathway
  • Currently assists with private client advisory projects helping HNW individuals manage their tax affairs in the most efficient way possible

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