Before becoming a lawyer Eile Gibson worked as a financial analyst. She qualified as a barrister and then re-qualified as a solicitor working as tax adviser on corporate transactions. Eile is also a chartered tax advisor with CIOT and an associate with the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS), and has her own London-based tax advisory practice.
Dr Stephen Hardy was for 13 years a law academic (latterly of the University of Manchester), researching into the European, commercial and employment law. As a result he is a respected scholar and author of numerous books and articles in the fields of employment/discrimination and European law. He now practises at the Bar. Formerly he has worked at the EU Commission and the European Parliament, as well as special advisor to the UK Government (DTI).
Alison Haynes has been a tax partner in a leading firm of accountants for more than 17 years and has provided tax advice to her clients for over 30 years with a strong focus on employment taxes both from UK and international perspectives. Alison is married with two children and therefore has first-hand experience of being a working parent and needing childcare.
Zahirul Hoque is Professor and Chair of Accounting at La Trobe University, Australia. He earned his PhD from University of Manchester in 1993, and also has B.Com and M.Com from the University of Dhaka. He edits and contributes to a number of international accounting journals.
Ann L. Humphrey is a solicitor with an independent tax practice specialising in indirect tax.
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Dr. Malcolm James is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Taxation at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff and has lectured widely on the subject of taxation on both professional and undergraduate courses. He has also lectured for the Chartered Institute of Taxation and written a number of articles for their journal Tax Adviser. He has also contributed regularly to CCH and Lexis Nexis tax publications. Before becoming a lecturer he worked for several large firms of accountants and also in industry.
Grant Jones is an insolvency accountant partner with Cooper Parry LLP. He also practises as an attorney, in-house with a UK hedge fund and as a consultant to the UK firm of Taylor Vinters and the Gibraltar firm of Ellul & Co, as well as having his own arbitration practice. He is a member of the Governing Council of the ICAEW, President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants and a Special Professor of Law at Nottingham University. For more details see http://www.gmjones.org.
Martin Kaney is the founder and Director of the online VAT resource, X-VAT.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the tax including 8 years with HM Customs & Excise in VAT control and enforcement (with 4 years as a fraud and money laundering investigator in the Investigation Division) and various senior roles with Liaison, RSM Tenon and latterly, Deloitte.
He is a graduate of Edinburgh University, a member of the VAT Practitioners Group, a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group, a provisional member of the Expert Witness Institute and an associate member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as holding an external law degree from Strathclyde University.