Fieldfisher has appointed George Gillham as a tax partner. George has specialised in contentious tax matters for a number of years. He started his professional career as a Fast Stream civil servant, and Inspector of Taxes. George was an Inland Revenue Policy Adviser on corporation tax reform and is a CEDR accredited mediator.
He was recently selected as one of Tax Journal's "Forty under 40" leading tax professionals for 2012/13.
George joins from Pinsent Masons, having worked there and at its predecessor firm, McGrigors, since 2007. Before that, he was a tax associate at the London office of Dorsey and Whitney, where he worked for three years.
Michael Chissick, Managing Partner at Fieldfisher, commented:
"George has a strong track record of obtaining quick and favourable settlements with HMRC on behalf of a number of large corporate clients, as well as representing corporate and individual clients in cases of suspected serious tax fraud. He is a first rate lawyer and will be a superb addition to the firm's tax practice."
This appointment brings the total number of dedicated specialist lawyers in Fieldfisher’s tax practice to 15. Fieldfisher has one of the few practices in the UK that provides a true full service tax offering. The group has a diverse range of expertise, including in the sectors of charity, corporate, equity incentives, media, funds, private client, and property.
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