David joined Smailes Goldie in December 2016 having spent the previous 10 years working with a mid-tier firm. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA) and specialises in personal and employment taxes.
David specialises in the taxation of individuals and currently manages a portfolio that comprises a number of high net worth individuals and those with more complex tax affairs. He also takes a keen interest in employment taxes and regularly advises on issues concerning PAYE and NIC.
He works with a range of clients including owner managed businesses, sole traders, non-UK resident individuals, agricultural workers and landlords. Tax planning is a key part of David’s ethos and, by taking a holistic approach to his clients’ affairs, he seeks to ensure that tax is paid as efficiently as possible.
Away from the office, David is a proud father to daughter Willow, born 2017, and son Teddy, born 2019, and in those rare moments of free time he enjoys football, music and perhaps even some sleep if he’s lucky.