George was appointed as Tax Partner in 2011 to enhance and grow the firm’s tax offering to the region’s mid-sized companies. A key achievement in this time has been to develop DTE’s specialism in R&D tax credits covering a wide range of industry sectors and size of clients.
Prior to joining DTE, George spent eleven years with KPMG in Leeds and Manchester where he specialised in providing tax advice on corporate acquisitions, disposals and private equity transactions. He subsequently joined the Manchester office of RSM Bentley Jennison as Tax Partner for two years during which time he focussed on advising owner managed businesses and their owners on tax affairs.
At DTE, apart from heading the Tax department, George is also a specialist in tax matters in the Forensic Accounting team. He frequently provides tax advice and expert reports on forensic matters, including litigation and professional negligence, matrimonial cases and commercial disputes. His most recent Expert Witness appointment in relation to a professional negligence claim was to act for the Claimant in a claim for approximately £800,000 in relation to capital gains tax and inheritance tax advice involving trust arrangements which were designed to mitigate the Claimant’s capital gains tax liability. The Defendant was a “Top 7” national accountancy firm.
Specialisms: corporation tax, income tax, R&D tax credits, capital gains tax for individuals and companies, tax advice on buying and selling businesses, group reorganisations and demergers, international tax issues