Peter Twiddy moves to Bircham Dyson Bell from HMRC

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Bircham Dyson Bell in London has appointed Peter Twiddy, the former Head of Litigation at HMRC Capital Taxes Office, as a Consultant.

Peter joins directly from H M Revenue & Customs, where he spent 40 years at the forefront of UK inheritance tax policy. Having begun in the specialist legal section of the Estate Duty Office, he worked on the introduction of Development Land Tax in the 1970s before transferring to the International Policy Team, which had responsibility for the implementation and negotiation of the UK’s double tax treaties. He became Head of the IHT Litigation Section in 1989 and spearheaded the move of the Capital Taxes Office to Nottingham from 1991 to 1995. Since then he has liaised with numerous law firms on complex inheritance tax cases.

James Johnston, Head of the firm’s Private Client department said, "It is excellent news that Peter has joined us. His specialist knowledge is unparalleled and his expertise will be of enormous benefit to the firm’s clients. We very much look forward to working with him."

Speaking of his arrival, Peter said "During my time at HMRC, I dealt with Bircham Dyson Bell on a number of complex tax cases, and was always impressed with the quality of the individuals I encountered there. I was therefore delighted when the opportunity arose to join the firm."

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