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Peter Fairchild
Partner, Private client tax services

Peter Fairchild

Personal tax

Areas of expertise

Professional sportspeople: entrepreneurs; HMRC tax enquiries; non-UK domiciled individuals; professional practices.


Peter deals with tax planning and compliance for professional sportspeople and acts for several Premiership footballers, cricketers, rugby union players, boxers, Formula 1 racing drivers and the current world footgolf champion, in many cases acting as the client’s closest and most trusted advisor. He works alongside sports agents and specialist sports lawyers to provide an all-round service.

Peter also advises entrepreneurs and non-UK domiciled individuals on residence and remittance matters. He is experienced in HMRC tax investigation and enquiry work.

Notable achievements

  • Working to establish a common framework for professional rugby clubs, settling image rights tax enquiries with HMRC.
  • Settling several high-profile client tax enquiries with HMRC.
  • Devising and presenting an education and life-skills programme for under-18 and under-21 Premiership and Championship footballers, focusing on the importance of saving for life after football. The education programme developed was endorsed by the Premier League.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).

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