What is your expertise/specialism?
All things tax. I have a particular specialism in tax issues for small and growing companies but I’m a corporate and property tax all-rounder.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Dedicated. Considered. Tall.
What is the most memorable moment of your career?
Rushing to help a struggling witness in the High Court and falling on my face in full view of the great and the good. Unfortunately memorable for all the wrong reasons!
What advice would you give someone doing your job?
Always think about the bigger picture and ask questions. Getting into the detail is good (and necessary) but keeping your client’s wider aims and objectives front and centre is critical.
Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with and why?
A lift engineer. I am not a fan of confined spaces.
Best tech gadget growning up?
I was definately more of a book worm but I did go through a ‘tamagotchi’ phase…
Mountains (walking up them, cycling over them, skiing down them). Keeping up with the extra-curricular activities of the two small Cockrofts. And baking: the two former activities justify significant calorie intake.