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Andrew is a partner at Rawlinson & Hunter in London specialising in providing tax services to entrepreneurs and their businesses, and in providing tax advice to property owners. Andrew leads a team of tax specialists advising clients on efficiently managing their affairs, and on smoothly and effectively managing their relations with HM Revenue & Customs. His particular focus is on supporting entrepreneurial businesses from inception through to maturity, by providing pragmatic and practical advice to help businesses achieve success, with the overall aim of securing the best long-term result for businesses, their owners, their employees, and for the wider community.
Andrew also heads the firm’s Stamp Duty team that specialises in advising clients on the tax liabilities that arise upon the purchase of UK residential property, and how to mitigate these liabilities whilst ensuring full compliance with the tax rules.
He specialises in critically examining recent residential property purchases to establish whether clients have paid the correct amount of stamp duty under the four different charging regimes that apply to properties. Where Andrew concludes that an incorrect amount has been paid then he advises clients on the actions that may be taken to remedy the position with HM Revenue & Customs, including securing the recovery of overpaid stamp duty within the short repayment window permitted by the law.
Andrew does not promote nor advocate stamp duty avoidance schemes. Instead he seeks to efficiently plan his clients’ property tax affairs by only utilising government approved statutory tax rules that are contained within the tax legislation, so that his clients only pay the tax intended by Parliament.
Andrew’s approach is personal, high quality and tailored to each client’s specific needs. He aims to provide the highest level of personal service, and believes that the key to being a valued adviser is by building client relationships based on trust, openness, expertise and plain-speaking.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Andrew spent 14 years with Deloitte in London before joining Rawlinson & Hunter as a partner in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.