David is a private client partner with EY in London and has over 25 years experience of advising clients on personal tax matters
David advises on all aspects of personal taxation including capital gains tax, inheritance tax and trust planning, but with particular scope on structuring to ensure tax efficiency. David has acted in a number of expert witness cases, appearing in court twice.
David’s clients include high net worth individuals, family offices and hedge funds. David also acts for a number of banks and financial institutions on issues such as taxation of products, structuring of client accounts for tax efficiency and related personal tax issues. David works closely with EY Corporate Finance and other advisers on corporate and property transactions and has extensive experience in the sale of private companies.
Before joining EY , David was head of private client at KPMG and a trust and tax partner in a leading city law firm and this legal background continues to be valuable in corporate and trust related matters.
David is the firm’s spokesperson on personal tax issues in the press and lectures regularly to clients and professional audiences. David has made regular appearances on both Sky and BBC news and as one of the experts on Radio 4’s Moneybox Programme. In 2015 , EY won the STEP award for private client firm of the year.