UKTIC 2022 Speakers

UKTIC 2022 Speakers

This year with some fresh faces, new hybrid format, new ideas and new sessions the conference looks to deliver our best event yet!

Our guest speakers will be sharing their expert knowledge and insight into current dealings with HMRC.


Kevin Igoe will be returning to chair the 2022 UK Tax Investigations Conference and we look forward to announcing our other fantastic speakers in the build up to the day.

Kevin Igoe

Managing Director, Professional Fee Protection

Kevin Igoe CTA joined PFP in 1995 and was appointed Managing Director in 2013. Prior to that he worked at HMRC and one of the "top 4" accountancy firms. He has seen over 28,000 HMRC investigations and enquiries. He is Chairman of the UK Tax Investigations Conference and is seen as one of the UK's leading experts in HMRC Tax Investigations and Enquiries.

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Katy Hampton

Managing Director, Fair Pay Hub

Before setting up Fair Pay Hub, Katy was an NMW inspector at HMRC for 12 years and worked in enforcement of Large and Complex business. Following this, she worked at a multinational accountancy firm where she set up and led their national NMW department, supporting clients with the complexities of NMW enquiries. 

 

Having worked on both sides of NMW investigations, Katy’s approach is underpinned by deep technical knowledge of NMW compliance and HMRC enforcement, where she has successfully supported numerous clients to obtain favourable outcomes.

Sean Wakeman 

Head of Tax Investigations, Crowe UK

Sean specialises in all aspects of tax investigation and dispute resolution work. He is an expert in negotiating settlements with HMRC and works in conjunction with members of the accountancy, banking and legal professions as well as trust and offshore company service providers both in the UK and overseas.

 

Sean has more than 30 years’ experience of working with individuals, trusts, businesses and companies (including offshore) to ensure they have the greatest possible protection from criminal prosecution and then to keep their tax bills to a minimum.

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John Cassidy

Partner, Tax Resolutions, Crowe UK

John has over  25 years in tax, from trainee accountant to partner working on resolution of investigations and disputes. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Currently working on a lot of cases concerning offshore assets such as bank accounts and trusts in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Guernsey and other offshore jurisdictions. John is also kept  busy with  fraud investigations, HMRC challenges under self-assessment and professional negligence cases concerning tax, including formal expert witness work.

John also likes to write and lecture to other professionals on investigation practices and the expanding powers of the tax authorities and their consequences. As well as regular articles I have in the past been the author of the relevant chapters in two major tax books, the Zurich Tax Handbook and the ICAEW's TAXline Tax Planning.

Gary Brothers
IndependentTax

Gary was a senior investigating Inspector of Taxes at HMRC for 16 years prior to joining the profession. After leaving HMRC, he has specialised in handling HMRC on client matters, including investigations, enquiries and disputes. During that time, he has provided full litigation and tribunal support, and has an excellent track record with disclosures (onshore and offshore), securing excellent results for clients. Gary’s clients have covered the full HMRC spectrum, from high net worth individuals through to some of the largest multi-national corporations and right across the owner-managed and self-employed sectors. Gary believes that there is no HMRC-related matter that he has not seen or has had some experience of.

In addition to supporting clients through HMRC investigations, Gary has particular experience in supporting clients to pro-actively assess and understand their ‘tax compliance risk’, navigating HMRC’s risk-based assessment of large companies and high net worth individuals. He has assisted clients in achieving a ‘low risk’ category with HMRC through a combination of skilled negotiation and identifying and undertaking specific remedial action carried out using HMRC methodologies.

Additionally, Gary is an accredited expert witness specialising in HMRC, tax and financial investigation matters.  He has been instructed in a number of HMRC criminal prosecution matters and is one of a very few ex-HMRC expert witnesses capable of approaching such matters in the full knowledge of HMRC’s approaches and practices.

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