David joined Smailes Goldie in March 2016.

He has many years’ experience in practice in Big 4 and Top 10 firms and a couple of not so large firms. He also has experience in industry.

During his career, he has worked on and with large multinational businesses in a variety of sectors as well as dealing with the particular issues and opportunities relating to Owner Managed Businesses, dealing with their corporation taxes and related matters. His broad experience means that he has a skill set which includes research and development tax reliefs, corporate restructurings and reorganisations, international corporate tax issues, resolving HMRC enquiries and other tax risk management issues, and tax efficient capital raising for young companies.

He has also gained exposure to other taxes such as VAT, SDLT and taxes affecting the extractive industry. David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


  • Tax