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.

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.

Claire Lowbeer

Claire Lowbeer

Business Development Manager

Claire’s expertise has been predominantly in the Estate and Letting Agency Field. Claire has worked for two of the biggest brands in the UK, Countrywide Residential Lettings and Allen & Harris Estate Agents. Throughout her career, she has focused on customer service and has played a big role in expanding client base and bringing on new business which she has been highly recognised for.

 

Claire has recently joined Churchill Tax Consultants and is already helping the business grow by using her vast network of contacts in many sectors including financial services and property consultants. The main focus for Claire is growing partnerships and collaborating with other businesses which has been a success for her so far.

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.

Imad Ilyas

Imad Ilyas

Head Of Tax Investigations

Qualifications: ACCA, MSc, BSc (Hons)
 
Imad has been involved in the Tax Industry for over 10 years.
 
He currently leads the Tax Investigations department and 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 and Undeclared Income Specialist

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.

Andrew Edmond

Andrew Edmond

Head Of Digital Marketing

Andrew’s digital marketing journey began with an agency that provided the best online marketing strategies to help local business.  He was lucky to be studying a digital marketing course whilst absorbing the benefits of working in this environment as well.  He was learning his skills via Target Internet, an online course recommended to him by a director of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Andrew developed a passion for this industry when he began to see the rewards of helping businesses grow their revenue using the marketing channels and strategies that he had put his time into.

This has led him to Churchill Tax Advisers where all his skills and experiences are focused on maintaining us as the UK’s number 1 tax specialist 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.

Usama Awais

Usama Awais

Senior Tax Adviser

Qualifications: ACCA, BSc (Hons)

Usama is a tax expert specialising in personal tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax matters including restructuring and reorganisations. He helps High Net Worth Individuals with mitigating their income tax, capital gains and inheritance tax liabilities. Usama has advised on the restructuring of companies and groups.

Jim Wylie

Jim Wylie

Business Development Manager

 

I have been in Financial Services for a number of years working as a BDM for a mortgage and bridging lenders covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England. I am CeMap and CeRer qualified and have dealt with mortgage brokers, IFA’s, networks and mortgage clubs. I have also worked as a contractor at a number of high street banks including Lloyds, RBS, Tesco Bank, Clydesdale Bank and NRAM in a variety of roles. I have been with Churchill Tax in Scotland since February 2019 and thoroughly enjoy working with them and building up relationships with small and large accountancy businesses, Insolvency Practices and a wide variety of potential introducers.

Anhar Ali

Anhar Ali

Head Of Sales

Anhar’s journey into the finance intermediary sector started off as a trainee franchise manager. 

He qualified as a mortgage consultant and an IFA. 

As a satellite packager,  he has been underwriting for a number of lenders. 

He managed a finance intermediary firm of which he was a director. 

He progressed to business development manager, recruited and trained introducers, trainee mortgage consultants and IFAs. 

He worked closely with FCA registered compliance and training team. 

He is currently working as a senior business development manager, creating a business development strategy to increase the business and train a team of sales and marketing staff.

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.

Dilsah Varol

Dilsah Varol

Tax Associate

Dilsah is an experienced accounting professional providing accounting, tax returns and VAT return services to her clients. She previously worked for 8 years with the tax authority carrying out tax audits.

Eric Okrasa

Eric Okrasa

Business Development Manager