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

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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James Heathcote

JAMES HEATHCOTE

Associate Director

  • 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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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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ANDRA ILIE

Associate Director

    • Highly experienced in advising UHNWIs with complex structuring needs that often transcend borders
    • Advised international families on matters of governance and succession planning, whilst focusing on family and business goals
    • As a STEP Affiliate, Andra also holds a Worldwide STEP Certificate of Excellence following the completion of the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising. Andra was named as one of eprivateclient’s “Top 35 Under 35” in 2018 and was selected for Citywealth’s Future Leaders List in 2019.
    • Andra is also a regular contributor to industry publications on family businesses & governance and has been a guest speaker on a podcast on family offices.

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JOHN HORLER

Tax Consultant

  • 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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