The tax investigations team


John Hood – Team Leader of the Senior Tax Consultants.

(in alphabetical order)

James Cordiner – Senior Tax Consultant. James joined Abbey Tax in 2005 after leaving his role as an Inspector of Taxes.  Since joining Abbey Tax he has applied his extensive experience of handling enquiries to provide a comprehensive service to a wide variety of clients from a diverse selection of trades and professions.  James also has extensive knowledge of HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution process having been involved with this since its’ inception as a pilot scheme.  He has also recently dealt with disclosure reports on behalf of ex-Christopher Lunn & Co clients and has the knowledge and experience to get the best possible outcome in these cases.  James also supports our accountancy practices who have clients under investigation.

Jacqui Mann – Senior Tax Consultant. Jacqui joined Abbey Tax in 2002, having previously worked for a regional firm of Chartered Accountants.  Prior to that Jacqui was an Inspector of Taxes. Whilst Jacqui’s specialisms are PAYE, IR35 and tax status, she is also very experienced in handling business enquiries and regularly assists our accountancy practices who have clients under enquiry.

Steve Mullard – Senior Tax Consultant. Steve joined Abbey Tax in July 2001 having previously worked as an Investigator for Special Office within HMRC. He currently handles cases involving the Contractual Disclosure Facility (Code of Practice 9), offshore disclosures involving the Worldwide Disclosure Facility, Code of Practice 8 and Counter Avoidance team work. Steve also deals with routine tax enquiries, but his main ‘disclosure role’ takes him across the UK in the crucial job he performs for the team.

Nigel Nordone – Senior Tax Consultant. Nigel is a former Inspector of Taxes and HMRC Employer Compliance Team Manager and specialises in employer compliance matters arising from payroll inspections, IR35 and status issues.  Nigel is also involved in reviewing and drafting status contracts and is equally at home handling a wide range of investigations, including income tax and corporate compliance checks.

Steve Price – Senior Tax Consultant. Steve is a former Inspector of Taxes with over 30 years’ experience of most aspects of HMRC’s work. This included 10 years dealing with enquiries of all types, managing a CT enquiry team and having a significant role in the development of HMRC’s risk profiling.

Steve has since been with Abbey Tax for almost 10 years achieving excellent results for clients in all types of compliance work. Steve specialises in dispute resolution and is the team’s ADR expert. He also excels in resolving particularly complex and difficult cases. In carrying out this role he provides support to taxpayers and accountants to whatever extent is required, presents his own ADR workshop and writes associated articles for wider publication. This takes him beyond any geographical boundaries.


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