Ray McCann leaves PwC to join McGrigors’ Tax Disputes and Investigations Practice

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National law firm McGrigors has appointed Ray McCann as a Director in its Tax Disputes and Investigations practice.

Ray joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a Director in banking and capital markets working with a range of financial services clients. He also headed up the tax disputes network in financial services at the firm.

McCann has over 30 years of experience in the tax world having enjoyed a varied career with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. During this period he worked within the Special Compliance Office and took part in some of the largest raids ever undertaken by HMRC. Ray also worked in the Special Investigations Sections and was involved in several high profile cases at the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal (including the Laird Group and Sema cases). Ray went on to lead the introduction of the tax avoidance disclosure rules (DOTAS). Finally, he also negotiated a tri-partite banking tax agreement on behalf of the UK with Japan and Germany.

Richard Masters, Managing Partner at McGrigors, says:

“We are really pleased to welcome Ray on board. He is a big name in the tax arena and also has a focus on the financial services industry which fits within our strategic objective to grow in the professional and financial services, infrastructure and energy sectors.”

James Bullock, Head of the national Risk Advisory Solutions practice at McGrigors, says:

“This is an excellent appointment for the practice and the firm as a whole. Ray is a well-known heavy hitter in the industry and brings a depth of experience which few can match. He is a leader in the financial services field, which is an area where we expect to see considerable growth in the future, and we believe he has the skills to perfectly complement the existing Tax Disputes team here at McGrigors.”

Ray McCann says:

“I am excited by the opportunities which come with joining a national law firm of the stature of McGrigors. Through the firm’s six UK offices it offers a unique footprint across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland and I believe this will allow me an excellent platform from which to grow my financial services client base”.

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