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Wilson Wright onboards Jessica McLellan as tax disputes partner

McLellan is also experienced in managing relationships with HMRC and ‘mitigating the risks’ of complex transactions and disclosures

Wilson Wright, the City-based accountancy, tax and business advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Jessica McLellan as tax disputes partner. 

McLellan has more than 15 years experience as a tax disputes resolution specialist, including more than a decade at a ‘Big-Four’ firm and a period as a policy adviser at HMRC, giving her a “deep insight” into the revenue’s approach to litigation and dispute resolution.

Wilson Wright said that her appointment increases the firm’s ability to “assist clients” facing protracted or serious enquiries from HMRC, or who have legacy schemes to settle or potential disclosures to make.

McLellan is also experienced in managing relationships with HMRC and “mitigating the risks” of complex transactions and disclosures.

She said: “Most people who find themselves in the midst of a tax dispute never expected to be there, whether because their advisers have interpreted their liability differently from HMRC, they have made an inadvertent error or have received bad advice.  

“Sometimes their tax affairs are just complex or cross-jurisdictional and have not been explained in the right way to HMRC. My approach is to bring technical expertise within practical strategic advice considering the wider context of disputed matters for families, their business interests and other commercial factors.”

She added: “With HMRC increasingly seeking to pursue the owner-managed businesses it perceives as being more likely to make mistakes, I am delighted to be joining Wilson Wright to launch this new service to complement the firm’s already strong advisory and compliance services.”

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