Sarah Woodall: Gamekeeper turns Poacher

 In Gabb & Co, HMRC

Sarah Woodall has joined Gabb & Co Solicitors as Director of Tax.

Gabb & Co was founded in 1760 and is the oldest law firm in Wales. The firm has a strong regional presence but it’s client base also extends throughout the UK. There are currently 5 partners.

Ms Woodall spent 25 years working as a Senior Civil Servant at HMRC. Her roles included: Head of Anti Avoidance Investigation, Head of UK Tax Profession and Head of Direct Tax and International. She was also Chair of the UK Transfer Pricing Panel.

Since leaving HMRC in 2013, Ms Woodall has worked at Temple Tax Chambers as a Pupil Tax Barrister and been a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.

Commenting to Tax Grotto on her new role, Ms Woodall said:

“It’s thanks to mediation that I began to see how tough some people find it, faced with tax challenges or investigations.”

“There is great professional satisfaction in using my skills as a specialist tax lawyer to help people with difficult tax problems. I enjoy it and it’s good to work with the high calibre people at Gabb and Co, who are motivated by much the same thing.”

“Tax is never easy and it’s great to help people cope and mitigate the challenges in life that tax can inevitably create.”


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