• Warren has over 20 years’ experience in the tax investigations field.  Warren started his career at KPMG within their Tax Disputes department where he worked for 6 years advising high net worth individuals and large corporates whose affairs were under investigation.  Warren then joined Chiltern Plc where he spent 5 years within their Tax Investigations department before setting up WLH Tax in 2008.  Warren’s aim when establishing WLH Tax was to provide taxpayers who were seeking expert tax investigation advice with a viable, credible and cost effective alternative to the large accountancy firms.

    Warren specialises in advising clients who are under serious tax fraud investigation (Contractual Disclosure Facility under Code of Practice 9).  Such enquiries are dealt with by HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service and Warren has extensive experience of dealing with Tax Inspectors and within this team.  Warren also specialises in enquires where there are offshore interests, such as trusts, bank or investment accounts and advising clients who are either non-UK domiciled or non-UK resident.

    In recent years Warren has acted for a number of FCA regulated individuals, property developers & buy-to-let investors, IT professionals, E-commerce traders, senior corporate executives, a variety of owner managed businesses as well as individuals in the arts, entertainment and professional sports fields who have found themselves subject to an HMRC investigation.

    Warren has also assisted a number of clients who have been under criminal investigation by HMRC and has an enviable record whereby none of his clients have ever been prosecuted.

    Warren has guided clients through HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process when faced with an intransigent Tax Inspector.

    Warren has also assisted a large number of clients in making voluntary disclosures to HMRC, utilising the Worldwide Disclosure Facility where there are offshore interests.

    Warren is regularly quoted in the press and has been interviewed on radio & TV in relation to Tax Investigations matters and is regarded as a leading authority on Tax Investigation issues.  Warren was also named in the Tax Journal as being within the top 40 leading tax professional in the UK.

    Warren & Manoj have ensured that the ethos of WLH Tax is that all clients, regardless of size or wealth, receive the highest levels of professional representation, courtesy and value for money.

    Contact Warren on:

    Tel: +442074919690

    Mob: +447956581351

    Email: warren.hyams@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Manoj has more than 30 years’ experience in HMRC investigation work. This ranges from local compliance cases to Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) enquiries conducted under Codes of Practice 8 and 9.  Manoj worked at HMRC for 13 years, with ten years as an Inspector of Taxes, undertaking the entire range of enquiry work, including time spent as a PAYE inspector.  He then spent 6 years with Chiltern Plc as a Senior Manager, working in their specialist tax investigation team and a further 18 months with Tenon.

    Manoj has considerable experience of the catering industry, including representing restaurant owners, catering professionals and wholesalers.  Manoj has also acted for a number of medical professionals, including General Practitioners, Consultants and Dentists.  Manoj has also assisted numerous clients within the IT, Property, Construction and Professional Service sectors including accountants, solicitors and barristers.  Many of these clients had substantial liabilities, which he was able to mitigate significantly in terms of reduced liabilities and penalties by putting forward innovative arguments to HMRC.

    Manoj has also assisted a number of clients who have been accused of VAT Fraud and faced investigations under HMRC’s Public Notice 160 (PN 160).

    Manoj has worked closely with Solicitors and Legal practices where expert opinion was required on the conduct of professional advisers with regard to HMRC enquiry matters and also has significant experience of working in tandem with solicitors where the client is the subject of an HMRC criminal investigation.

    Manoj has successfully guided clients through HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.  Manoj is also an experienced advocate and he has defended a number of clients successfully at the Tax Tribunal where it has not been possible to reach an agreement with the Tax Inspector.

    Manoj regularly speaks at conferences and tax/accountancy seminars on a whole variety of tax investigation matters and is regarded as a leading authority on HMRC investigations.

    Contact Manoj on:

    Tel: +442074919696

    Mob: +447940872113

    Email: manoj.anand@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Trevor has over 35 years’ experience within the Tax Investigations field, having spent 26 years at HMRC, the last 5 of which were at what is now Fraud Investigation Service where he conducted investigations into cases of tax avoidance and serious tax fraud under Codes of Practice 8 and 9.

    After leaving HMRC, Trevor spent 2 years with Mazars LLP as their inaugural National Director of Tax Investigations, before joining a large restaurant group which was in the midst of a very large Code of Practice 9 enquiry.

    Trevor joined WLH Tax in 2014 and he has experience of working with high net worth individuals, family owned companies, doctors, dentists and other medical professionals and high profile/celebrity clients across a number of different business sectors.

    Trevor is acutely conscious of the effect that a tax investigation can have on a client and he has assisted a large number of clients to conclude HMRC investigations since he joined WLH Tax.

    Contact Trevor on:

    Tel: +442074999090

    Mob: +447922457395

    Email: trevor.james@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Alan joined HMRC in 1988 and became a fully trained Tax Inspector carrying out investigations into individuals and a variety of businesses as well as undertaking reviews of technically complex areas of UK tax law as part of this role.

    After leaving HMRC, Alan spent several years as part of the specialist tax investigations teams at both PwC and Deloitte.  During his time with these firms Alan dealt with a full range of investigation work, both for clients of the firm and external cases.  As a result, Alan has experience in cases ranging from advising smaller firms of accountants dealing with tax investigations carried out by HMRC to serious tax fraud investigations carried out by HMRC under Code of Practice 9 and tax avoidance cases dealt with under Code of Practice 8.

    Alan joined WLH Tax in 2011 and has dealt with a number of cases in the retail, hospitality, fashion, arts, entertainment & media sectors.  Alan has also represented a number of clients who have made managed voluntary disclosures to HMRC.

    Alan has also dealt with a number of Personal Service Company (IR35) and Managed Service Company enquiries.

    Alan is WLH Tax’s tax avoidance specialist and has advised many clients seeking an independent opinion on tax avoidance schemes.  Alan also advises clients who find themselves subject to an Investigation into avoidance schemes they have implemented.

    Alan is a skilled advocate and has represented many clients successfully at the Tax Tribunal where it has not been possible to reach a negotiated settlement with HMRC.

    Contact Alan on:

    Tel: +442074919703

    Mob: +447969545706

    Email: alan.arenstein@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Gary has 21 years’ of experience in tax investigations and dispute resolution.  Gary started his investigation career as a VAT Compliance Officer working on a range of risk-based enquiries.  Gary then moved to direct taxes and completed HMRC training as an Inspector of Taxes and the Tax Specialist Programme. During his time at HMRC, Gary completed a number of tax compliance roles that provide him with in-depth working knowledge of Code of Practice 9 and HMRC’s compliance processes and procedures. The roles include:

    – Working Code of Practice 8 and 9 cases as part of HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Services to deal with suspected serious fraud investigations. As a result, Gary has a proven track record working on a range of investigations from small firms to the UK’s largest companies.

    – HMRC Product and Policy Owner for Business Profits representing HMRC as an expert witness at criminal and civil enquiries.

    – Large Business Customer Compliance Manager working with some of the UK’s largest companies to undertake a range of complex enquiries including transfer pricing, diverted profits and a range of enquiries across corporation tax, income tax, VAT and employer duties.

    – Grade 6 Operational Leader for HMRC’s Agent Compliance Team working with tax agents across the UK to undertake a range of compliance enquiries.

    Gary is a skilled tax investigator and advocate leading investigations to reach a negotiated settlement and where appropriate to lead cases successfully through the Tax Tribunal process.

    Contact Gary on:

    Tel: 02045319777

    Mob: 07873832462

    Email: gary.craig@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Jess has over 16 years’ experience in the tax investigations field.

    Jess spent the first 6 years of her career within the specialist Tax Investigations departments at BDO, McGrigors and Tenon, where she worked with Manoj for a number of years.  At these firms she advised a wide array of clients whose affairs were under enquiry by HMRC, including large multinational companies and owner-managed businesses in a wide range of sectors.

    Jess has been working with WLH Tax for over 10 years and advises clients who are under local compliance office enquiry as well as clients subject to a serious tax fraud investigations (Code of Practice 9).  Jess also specialises in making voluntary disclosures on behalf of clients to HMRC using schemes such as the Worldwide Disclosure Facility and the Let Property Campaign.

    Contact Jessica on:

    Tel: +442074919610

    Mob: +447376370713

    Email: jessica.maude@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Anand has over 15 years’ experience in Tax Investigations.  Having initially trained as a HMRC caseworker, Anand has spent the last 12 years assisting clients who are subject to an HMRC investigation.

    Anand specialises in Code of Practice 8 and 9 (Contractual Disclosure Facility) cases, as well as local compliance tax enquiries and enquiries conducted by specialist HMRC offices.  Anand has considerable experience in preparing voluntary tax disclosures, including those within the Worldwide Disclosure Facility and Let Property Campaign.

    Anand’s portfolio of clients includes property developers & landlords, medical professionals, Amazon & eBay traders, construction businesses, share investors and individuals with overseas financial interests & assets.  Anand has expertise in domicile reviews and Remittance Basis rules.

    When required, Anand has achieved successful outcomes by using HMRC’s Review process, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the Tax Tribunal.

    Contact Anand on:

    Tel: +442074919611

    Mob: +447946538940

    Email: anand.unalkat@wlhtax.co.uk

  • Jiwon has over 18 years’ professional experience in the fields of banking, accounting, tax, and law in the UK.

    Jiwon is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has continued her professional career by training as a solicitor and is currently undergoing a period of professional experience prior to becoming a Solicitor.

    Jiwon has assisted in numerous HMRC CoP9 fraud enquiries and has developed a particular specialism of VAT enquiries where the trader is an exporter and HMRC has withheld VAT repayments. Jiwon has developed novel and tactical arguments to demonstrate to HMRC that correct VAT procedures and documents are being followed and maintained. Jiwon has achieved much success in this area.

    Jiwon is a native Korean speaker and fluent in English and has ably assisted numerous Korean clients with HMRC enquiries and issues.

    Contact Jiwon on:

    Tel: 02074919696

    Email: jiwon.bang@wlhtax.co.uk

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