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

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  • 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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  • 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


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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James Heathcote, Director - Private Client Advisory


Partner, Head of Private Clients

  • Focuses on the provision of tax advice to HNWIs, families and family offices
  • Extensive experience of working with overseas jurisdictions including the coordination of cross-border projects for a diverse international private client base
  • Regularly contributes articles to leading private client publications, and has appeared on the eprivateclient ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list

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Ben Gill, Assistant Manager


Assistant Manager

  • Has 5 years of experience within Private Client Tax, focusing on HNWIs, their families and high profile individuals, particularly sportspeople.
  • Has performed a variety of advisory projects for the diverse range of private clients he has spent time with, ranging from immediate capital taxes planning to long term succession planning and everything in between.
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (“AAT”) Level 4, Association of Taxation Technicians (“ATT”) qualified and currently working to obtain Chartered Tax Advisor (“CTA”) qualification. Also received a BSc degree in Accountancy from Edge Hill University, being awarded a first class degree with honours.

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Sagar Jain


Senior Associate

  • Sagar is an ACCA Affiliate with an MSc in Accounting and Finance; he is also currently pursuing the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification.
  • He has an accounting background with experience in the production of year-end financial accounts, VAT computations and returns.
  • Currently 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.

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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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