BDO appoints former Top 35 Under 35 as new tax dispute resolution director

10/01/2019 Will Sidery

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed a new director to join its tax dispute resolution team in London. 

Heather Williams joins BDO following 15 years’ experience at both large firms and as an independent adviser, bringing extensive experience in managing, resolving and litigating disputes across a broad spectrum of tax for high net worth individuals.

Most recently Ms Williams worked at Lancaster Knox as a tax director having joined in February 2017 to build the firm’s tax investigations practice and to develop their existing tax advisory team. Prior to that she worked at UHY Hacker Young where she was a director.

Named as a 2017 eprivateclient Top 35 under 35, Ms Williams has a track record of resolving complex enquiries and investigations with HM Revenue and Customs and, where resolution is not possible, has taken forward cases to the Tax Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Dawn Register, a partner in BDO’s tax dispute resolution team, said: “We are delighted that Heather has joined BDO, and brings a wealth of experience advising on complex tax investigation matters. She is a brilliant addition to our team and known as a leading voice within the industry.”

BDO LLP operates in 16 offices across the UK, employing 4,000 people, has underlying revenues of £464m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,600 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.  

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