PKF loses Tax Investigation Guru, John Cassidy, to Crowe Clark Whitehill
Crowe Clark Whitehill has increased its number of partners working on tax investigations by 100%, welcoming investigations specialist John Cassidy to the team on 2 April.
John, who joins the firm from PKF, is a high profile figure in tax investigations, with wide-ranging experience in the field covering offshore evasion, fraud investigations, the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, disputes with HMRC, professional negligence claims and expert witness work. A regular writer and lecturer, he wrote chapters on tax investigations in the Zurich Tax Handbook and ICAEW’s TAXLine Tax Planning, and sits on a number of tax committees.
John joins Crowe Clark Whitehill partner Sean Wakeman, whose team won last year’s Lexis Nexis Best Tax Investigations team award – with John’s team at PKF coming in as hotly-contested runners up.
John says: “I am very pleased to be joining Crowe Clark Whitehill at what is clearly a great time in the firm’s development. I hope that my experience will complement the sterling work done by the tax investigations team, and that my appointment will be beneficial for both the firm and its clients. The Crowe Clark Whitehill team is already of the highest quality as demonstrated by them winning the Lexis Nexis tax award last year, and I hope to add to that.”
Sean Wakeman says: “I am delighted that John and his team are joining us. Their arrival marks another step in our strategy to build on our success by recruiting the very best tax investigations talent. John is at the very top of the tree in terms of his knowledge, experience and ability to deliver first class solutions to clients”.
“John’s recruitment to jointly head the team will help us to continue our positive trajectory. John is a well-known industry figure and a first class tax partner with whom I am looking forward to working for many years to come.”