Areas of expertise
Indirect Tax - VAT, Customs Duty and Environmental Taxes
Hugh is an indirect tax specialist with 17 years’ experience providing both domestic and global tax advisory services.
Day-to-day Hugh regularly advises a range of UK and internationally based clients on meeting their UK and Global VAT compliance obligations and on complex technical issues.
Hugh’s client portfolio comprises a broad range of sectors, including UK high street retailers, FinTech/digital platform companies, private equity funds/asset managers, healthcare and food/beverage businesses as well as many other B2B focused clients in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and telecoms industries.
Most recently Hugh’s areas of focus have been on efficient indirect tax structuring, M&A tax due diligence, international supply chain analysis, Brexit and tax risk governance through the provision of VAT/Customs Duty/Plastic Packaging health checks, data analytic reviews and training programmes.
Notable client work and achievements
Zara - implementation of UK Plastic Packaging Tax analysis
Wilmington - EU VAT overseas tax determination analysis
Pertemps - HMRC tax assessment negotiation
Professional qualifications and memberships
Chartered Tax Advisor