Andy is widely recognised as one of the UK’s foremost IR35 experts, having personally defended more than 500 IR35 cases, the overwhelming majority of which he has won. Most recently, for example, Andy successfully represented Jensal Software Ltd at the First-tier Tax Tribunal in their highly publicised IR35 appeal. Andy has 38 years of tax experience and specialises in employment status matters. He has been involved with IR35 since its introduction in 2000.
Andy started his tax life at the Inland Revenue (now HMRC) before going on to work for various sized accountancy practices and even running his own practice, V-Tax Consulting. He had a long association with Qdos where he was latterly Head of Tax, before joining Larsen Howie in early 2019. In 1993, Andy qualified with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).