Jamal Khan

Jamal Khan

Senior Tax Partner

Qualifications: Chartered Tax Adviser since 2004, FCCA since 2001, BSc Hons (first class). 

Jamal Khan is a leading tax expert, Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow ACCA with 24 years of experience in helping landlords, HNW clients and corporates reduce their tax liabilities. He worked for companies such as Deloitte and Sony Corporation. 

Jamal provides specialist tax planning advice to high net worth individuals, landlords, corporates as well as accounting and law firms from across the UK and to non- resident clients. He is well reputed in the industry for being creative and designing out of the box tax strategies for his clients. 

Jamal is an expert in tax investigations, tax litigation, negotiations and out of court settlements. 

He speaks at large seminars, TV shows and is a specialist panel member on many events. 

Jamal is a serial entrepreneur with interests in technology, software development, artificial intelligence and the real estate industry including property investments and developments.

Hazel Johnson

Hazel Johnson

Tax Director

Qualifications: Tax Barrister, lawyer, LLM, TEP

Hazel has over 30 years experience in advising high net worth clients and corporates on tax planning and helping them mitigate their tax liabilities. Hazel has advised large corporates on restructuring of their businesses and obtaining pre-transaction rulings/ clearances from HMRC and seeing these transactions through to the end.

Hazel is an expert in advising on inheritance tax, capital gains, income tax, residence, domicile and offshore taxation matters.

Dave Jennings

Dave Jennings

Tax Director

Qualifications: Chartered Tax Adviser since November 1998.

Dave has over 30 years’ tax experience; 19 years with HMRC where he was a Fully Trained Senior Tax Inspector and the rest on this side of the fence including working at Top 10 accounting firms.

He has used this combined experience as a Tax Investigations specialist to help clients with HMRC tax dispute resolution (including numerous Code of Practice 8 complex technical tax enquiries and Code of Practice 9 fraud investigations) and voluntary disclosures.

Dave has assisted clients with litigation through Tax Tribunals up to the Court of Appeal and those facing HMRC debt management enforcement. He has also provided expert witness reports in criminal tax evasion cases and matrimonial disputes involving complex tax issues.

As a published author of a 900-page book on tax, Dave provides pro-active tax solutions to businesses and individuals. He is also a regular writer for the professional press and a seminar speaker.

Dane Skiba

Senior Manager

Qualifications: HM Inspector of Taxes, ATT, MSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)

Dane joined Churchill Tax Advisers in April 2021 and has extensive experience in dealing with all types of tax disputes, successfully negotiating with HMRC on behalf of clients who are facing a variety of issues with HMRC.

Dane started his career in tax with HMRC and is therefore well equipped to understand the nature of an enquiry and establish the most appropriate strategy to progress matters. Dane completed his Inspector of Taxes training at HMRC, during which time he worked in the Large Business unit dealing with a variety of complex Corporation Tax Issues. He then became a Customer Compliance Manager in the High Net Worth Unit, undertaking individual Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax enquiries. Dane was also the technical specialist for Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings.

After leaving HMRC Dane continued his career in tax disputes with Grant Thornton, assisting clients with a variety of enquiries including Code of Practice 9, National Minimum Wage, and Residence and Domicile issues. Dane also helped those clients facing financial difficulties during the pandemic by agreeing Time To Pay arrangements with HMRC’s Debt Management team.

Phillip Webb

Phillip Webb

Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution Manager

Phillip has been involved in the Tax industry since 1990. For 17 years he worked for HM Revenue and Customs. As a senior Tax Inspector,  he carried out fraud investigations, conducted compliance enquiries and when he left HMRC was working in the Solicitor’s Office as an Advocate, conducting cases in person before the First Tier Tribunal (Tax).

Since entering private practice he has been involved in the presentation and preparation of cases before the Tax Tribunal, has handled Code of Practice 9 (COP 9) and Code of Practice 8 (COP 8) investigations on behalf of numerous clients. He has dealt with tax and VAT enquiries including (Missing Trader Fraud MTIC) and assisted in the negotiation of debt repayments. Phillip has also worked on major litigation in regard to s.994 of the Companies Act in which the prejudice the shareholder experienced in the loss of his shares, had to be valued. Phillip has also worked for overseas governments valuing the extent of local taxes that have not been collected.

Phillip is experienced in Forensic Accounts matters and investigating in valuating loss of income/ assets and valuating claims.

Tanveer Qureshi

Tanveer Qureshi

Tax Barrister

Tanveer’s practice focuses on matters involving allegations of fraud, money laundering, asset forfeiture, bribery and other misconduct by companies, directors, financial professionals and corporates entities.

Tanveer has gained experience appearing in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) on a variety of issues. Tanveer is also very experienced in matters involving the use of Sch 36 Finance Act 2008 powers by Revenue and Customs officers as well as issues involving HMRC’s use of Schedule 24 Finance Act 2007 penalties, Schedule 55 Finance Act 2009 and s63 Value Added Tax Act 1994 misdeclaration penalties. He gives pragmatic advice whilst ensuring that the technical aspects are not overlooked.

Some example of the types of work that he has been instructed in include:

· AWRS and WOWGR refusal decisions;

· Excise assessments and penalties;

· VAT registration appeals;

· VAT assessments and associated penalties;

· Self-assessment penalties;

· Top slicing relief;

· Damages litigation in the High Court arising out of alleged Revenue officer’s negligent performance of their duties.

Alan Milne

Alan Milne

Senior Tax Manager

Qualifications: ACA, CTA, MA (Hons.) (Cantab.) 

Alan has been working in the accountancy and tax professions since 1983. He has been employed mainly in private practice, providing consultancy and compliance services for clients ranging from sole traders to international companies and groups, and spent many years in the Trust and Company Service Provider sector. Recently he has worked as a Tax Specialist at a major international Private Bank. 

Alan has experience across a range of taxes – Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, VAT and SDLT, with a particular emphasis on international/ cross-border issues”.

Clive Butler

Clive Butler

Senior Tax Consultant

Qualifications: Chartered Tax Adviser, CIOT’s Advanced Diploma in International Tax and full STEP member

Clive has over 30 years’ experience in advising private clients and trustees on tax planning and tax mitigation, having working with a range of firms including Big 4 accountancy firms and an offshore trustee in the Channel Islands. Clive’s main specialism is advising non-UK domiciled clients with offshore structuring and the associated anti-avoidance provisions, as well as advising on capital taxes matters more widely and agreeing complex investigations/ disclosures with HMRC.

Clive is a member of CIOT’s Private Client Tax Committee as well as CIOT’s Management of Taxes Committee.

Sapna Khan

Sapna Khan

Director Public Relations

MSc London School of Economics 

Amina Rafik

Amina Rafik

HR Assistant

BSc in Human Resource

Amina is hardworking and goal-oriented professional who is very diligent at her job. She is helping us with our HR requirements and finding the right people to join our growing team

Imad Ilyas

Imad Ilyas

Head of Operations

Qualifications: ACCA, MSc, BSc (Hons)
 
Imad has been involved in the Tax Industry for over 10 years.
 
He has closed numerous complex cases with significant tax saving for his clients.  
 
He has successfully represented & handled complex Tax Fraud Investigation,  Proceeds of Crime Act enquiries, Code of Practice 8 & Code of Practice 9 enquiries. Imad has also represented clients before the Tax Tribunal and in HMRC ADR dispute resolution meeting. 
 

Imad has also helped clients with historic disclosures of undeclared income & gains (UK & Offshore) under Let Property Campaign & Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

Ashir Muhammad

Ashir Muhammad

Tax Disclosures Manager

Qualifications: ACCA Affiliate, MSc

Ash specialises in assisting clients with making disclosure of undeclared income to HMRC and negotiating the tax and penalties payable. He provides specialist advice to clients on the following:

  1. Worldwide Disclosure Facility
  2. Failure to Notify
  3. Tax on offshore income
  4. Let Property Campaign
  5. UK tax on NRE accounts in India

Ash has successfully closed a large number of cases where clients had not disclosed offshore income. He is an expert in negotiating settlements with HMRC.

Ben Spyrou

Ben Spyrou

Accounts Manager 

Ben has over 20 years of experience working in tax and accounting. He has extensive experience of looking after a large portfolio of clients and managing large teams. He has used his experience, knowledge and skills to mitigate tax liabilities for his clients and helped them to get peace of mind on their tax matters. 

He has been responsible for training and growing a team of accountants and ensuring all tax returns, VAT returns and Accounts are filed in a timely manner. 

Ben has excellent inter-personal and communication skills which have allowed him to maintain very good relationship’s with his team, existing clients and also to onboard new clients. Ben has a strong network of contacts which has allowed him to bring new clients to the firm.

Nasim Malik

Nasim Malik

Senior Partner – Scotland and NE of England

Qualifications: B.Sc. (hons) , MBA, CeMAP, MAQ, AFPC

Other Interests- Finance, Property Investment and development

Inspirational and results-driven professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and a unique combination of business acumen, proven strategic partnership/business relationship skills and visionary leadership spanning nearly 30 years.  International traveller who relishes challenges with expertise encompassing:  planning, decision-making, negotiating, change / project management and communication; utilising in-depth analytical and strategic ability to facilitate operational and procedural planning.

Sal Butt

Sal Butt

Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution Manager

Studied ATII and LLB

Sal worked for HM Revenue & Customs for over 30 years as a Senior Tax Inspector before joining Churchill Tax. Sal is very experienced in handling and concluding tax and VAT investigations including Missing Trader Fraud (MTIC) investigations.

Sal is also experienced in handling Code of Practice 8 (COP 8) and Code of Practice 9 (COP 9) tax fraud investigations. He has experience in reaching settlements on disputed tax liabilities and also reaching out of court settlements for his clients.

Keith McIntosh

Keith McIntosh

Qualifications: BSc/Hons

Keith is our new Business Development Manager in the Glasgow office. He doesn’t have a sales or tax background but is looking forward to learning the ropes and has made a positive start. Prior to joining Churchill, he worked in IT recruitment, was full time carer for his Dad for two years, worked in a John Lewis call centre and originally after graduation worked as an analytical chemist for BP and GlaxoSmithKline amongst others. The highlight of his career thus far (apart from Churchill of course) was working on a toxic gas detector which is currently on the International Space Station.

 

Magda Szuster

Magda Szuster

Office Manager

Magda is the Office Manager at Churchill Tax. She is hard working and focused on keeping good relationships with her colleagues and clients. She likes to start and finish her day with a big smile.

Marta Malecka

Marta Malecka

Tax Associate

Marta is an experienced professional specialising in payroll, pensions and VAT returns.