Gary Ashford

Gary Ashford | CTA, partner, non lawyer, Harbottle & Lewis LLP 

Gary Ashford is a partner, non lawyer at Harbottle & Lewis LLP and a tax disputes and investigations specialist. Having previously held positions at HMRC and leading accountancy firms, he has particular expertise in Code of Practice 8 & 9 (COP 8 and COP 9), criminal and civil investigations as well as offshore tax matters. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) council.

He spends a considerable amount of his time helping high net worth and high profile individuals who have unknowingly entered into tax avoidance or similar schemes. The type of advice he typically provides is in relation to COP 9 or tax investigations and disclosure. Increasingly, he also advises in collaboration with the firm’s litigation and reputation management groups, on tax disputes. He also advises trusts and corporate clients on a range of complex tax issues such as restructuring, employment tax and large scale tax investigations.