About Tax Adviser

By: Christopher Wareing

At Tax Advisers we work with our publishing partners at Croner-i, leading providers of tax and accounting information. Our network of highly experienced and specialised advisers include:

Paul Davies ACA

Paul was educated at Cambridge University where he graduated with a degree in economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, then became Head of Tax for Northern Rock where he spent 16 years managing the bank’s tax affairs and special tax projects ranging from the conversion from its former building society status to advising on the restructuring of the bank following the financial crisis. More lately Paul has experience of managing the worldwide tax affairs of a fast growing venture capital backed international hi-technology company in the communications sector.

Mark Cawthron, LLB, Solicitor, CTA

Mark is a tax lawyer and was formerly a partner in the City office of law firm Pinsent Masons and its predecessor firms from 1990 to 2007 and of the US law firm, Bryan Cave, from 2007 to 2010. He has wide experience of corporate and business tax fields, particularly in: M&A; corporate finance and corporate restructurings; private equity (for institutional investors and management teams); real estate investment and development; employee share incentives; employment arrangements and their termination; handling disputes with tax authorities.

Stanley Dencher, BCom, FCA, CTA (Fellow), AIIT

Stanley was a practitioner for nine years before joining CCH as a technical editor in 1984, working primarily on VAT publications. He wrote Personal Trading Losses and is co-author of Company Cars, both published by CCH. For many years Stanley presented tax seminars for the ICAEW and CIOT and for training organisations all over the UK.

Stephen Relf Mphil FCA CTA

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser specialising in the tax affairs of owner-managed businesses. Before joining Croner-i, Stephen was Head of the Technical Team at the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). He continues to be involved with the CIOT as chair of the CIOT’s Working Together committee. Stephen combines his role as a tax writer at Croner-i with day-to-day tax work as a director of Applause Accountancy Services Ltd.

Meg Wilson BA (Hons), CTA 

Meg is a technical writer for tax at Croner-i. She currently writes in-depth and quick overview commentary about the management of taxes and National Insurance contributions. Meg also prepares case reports for tax decisions released by the tribunals and courts. Meg has worked in tax for over 20 years, including working for KPMG and smaller accountancy firms.

Julie Clift BA (Hons), CTA

Julie Clift is a senior tax writer at Croner-i. She has worked on some of CCH’s leading tax products including Tax Reporter, inheritance Tax Reporter, British Tax Guide and Tax Adviser. She now focuses on employment tax commentary in Tax Reporter and in our Overview coverage. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser, with Big Four international and UK practice experience. She has worked at Arthur Andersen in their UK-US Expatriate team, Ernst & Young’s Entertainment and Media Group and Deloitte and Touche’s Tax Policy Group. She was also Deputy Editor of The Tax Journal.

Paul Robbins BA (Hons), ACA, CTA

After graduating Paul worked in the tax departments of two large firms now absorbed into the Big 4 before joining CCH as a tax technical writer specialising in corporates.  At CCH he has held various publishing posts whilst also managing the team of in-house tax writers and being lead technical editor on the Red Book, the Tax Reporter, Tax Planning and Tax Workflow. As Tax Content Manager he is now responsible for the quality and development of the tax information portfolio.