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.
Maria Kaurakova is Associate Professor of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, member of the Institute of Legal Research and Regional Integration of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Head of the Department of Scientific Publications of the International Scientific and Practical Journal “Eurasian Advocacy”.
Raymond McMahon is a self-employed tax adviser with over 27 years tax experience. Raymond worked for HMRC for 17 years as both a compliance officer dealing with over 1,000 PAYE reviews and as a Tax Inspector investigating Self Assessment and Partnership accounts. He then left and worked for two of the largest UK accountancy firms assisting clients with their employment tax obligations before setting up his own tax consultancy business. A case of “gamekeeper turned poacher”.