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Tilney Smith & Williamson adds two partners to private client tax team

Arnold joins the London office and will specialise in dispute resolution, while Barwick-Bell will focus on Yorkshire and the North East of England market

Tilney Smith and Williamson has announced it is bolstering its private client tax senior team by appointing two new partners, Dominic Arnold and Jodie Barwick-Bell.

Arnold joins the London office and will specialise in dispute resolution, while Barwick-Bell will focus on Yorkshire and the North East of England market.

Arnold has more than 30 years’ experience of contentious tax matters and specialises in helping individuals and businesses navigate complex issues with HMRC. He spent the last three years at BDO as a tax investigations and disputes partner.

Barwick-Bell joins from Deloitte where, as tax director, she led the firm’s private client team in Yorkshire. She has 24 years’ experience advising private clients, business owners, trustees and family offices.

Sian Steele, head of private client tax services at Tilney Smith and Williamson , said: “I am very pleased to welcome Dominic and Jodie to the tax team. As we look ahead to our rebrand to Evelyn Partners in the coming months, we have ambitious plans to continue growing our business and are strengthening the offer we provide to clients.

“Recruiting experienced professionals like Dominic and Jodie is central to our strategy of being able to provide a broader range of services and reach more potential clients across the country.”

Arnold added: “With unprecedented pressure on the public finances, the taxman is charged to further close the tax gap and collect billions in additional tax revenues. We look forward to working alongside our other tax experts in providing effective solutions to clients across the country who face challenging situations with HMRC.”

Barwick-Bell said: “The Tilney Smith and Williamson approach to private client tax services is different to what is currently on offer in the Yorkshire and North East marketplaces and it’s a great opportunity to be able to launch their offering in our region. I am very much looking forward to working alongside my colleagues in the well-established Tilney offices in Leeds and Newcastle where I will be based.”

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