Sarah Woodall joins Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Tax barrister Sarah Woodall has joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys.
Sarah, whose role is firm-wide, was with HMRC for 25 years, heading up its Anti Avoidance Investigation team and its Special Investigation Section (SIS), among other roles. In her new position she will be working with both corporate clients and individuals to advise on tax disputes, investigations and disclosures. She will also work with accountants to support their clients through difficult and complex tax matters.
Managing partner Rod Thomas said: “We are delighted that Sarah has joined us – I know we can provide her with the challenging range and variety of work she relishes, and that our clients will benefit from her considerable experience and her undoubted insight.”
Sarah said: “I am looking forward to working with such a skilled team, to help to provide clients with the tax advice and strategic guidance they need to thrive. Tax can be a real challenge for many people and I enjoy helping them navigate difficult situations.
“Joining HCR is a natural next step for me. It is a large national firm, full of talent, and this will enable me to extend the work I already do to support accountants to get the best outcome for their clients, some of whom , a recent House of Lords report confirms, are treated unfairly by HMRC https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/economic-affairs-finance-bill-sub-committee/news-parliament-2017/powers-report/
“Some of HMRC’s processes are Byzantine and having been on the inside track, I am ideally placed to understand what can and does go wrong and then help. I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to do more work nationally and internationally as I get to know my fellow partners, working as part of the HCR team.”
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 470 staff and partners based at offices in London, Worcester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Hereford, the Wye Valley, the Thames Valley and Cambridge, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, and construction.