Ben previously trained and qualified with Smailes Goldie Group before relocating to London for further life and work experience.
Whilst in London, Ben worked in the tax advisory team of a top 20 UK national firm of tax advisors and accountants. In this role, Ben focused on capital taxes, the UK taxation of international clients and their associated offshore structures, employee share schemes and also investor tax reliefs for start-up companies raising private equity.
Ben then moved to the London headquarters of a top 10 international firm of tax advisors and accountants to join their international private wealth team, where he focused purely on capital taxes and the UK taxation of international clients and their associated offshore structures.
In his new role at Smailes Goldie Group, Ben focuses on UK capital taxes, trusts, landed estates and the UK taxation of international clients.
Ben is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (‘STEP’). Ben also holds the STEP advanced certificate for the UK taxation of international clients.