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 Association of Tax Technicians and became a Chartered Tax Adviser in March 2016.
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 clients 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 in which he looks at the opportunities within income tax, capital gains tax and the various reliefs available.
Away from the office, David is a proud father to his daughter Willow born in 2017 and enjoys football and music in those rare moments of free time.