Sean Wakeman

Sean Wakeman

Partner, Head of Tax Resolutions
London

I am one of our two tax resolutions partners in the Taxation Awards-winning team. I specialise in all aspects of tax investigations, negotiate settlements with HMRC and work in conjunction with members of the accountancy and legal professions. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, businesses and companies to ensure they have the greatest possible protection.

I write and speak widely in relation to tax investigation matters. I am regarded by the industry as one of the top advisors in the field.

What I Do

  • Tax investigations and enquiries
  • Voluntary disclosures to HMRC
  • Contractual Disclosure Facility (COP9 investigations)
  • Worldwide Disclosure Facility
  • Negotiate settlements with HMRC
  • Penalty mitigation and suspension of penalties
  • Discovery assessments, powers to issue them and relevant time limits
  • Common Reporting Standard
  • Requirement to correct and failure to correct penalties
  • Dispute resolution
  • HMRC information powers
  • Tax avoidance disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Tax residence and domicile issues
  • Mediation

My Clients

  • Taxpayers who need to make disclosures to HMRC
  • Anyone accused of tax fraud
  • Individuals who are under self-assessment enquiry
  • High net worth individuals, the self-employed, partners and those with tax residence/domicile issues
  • Directors and shareholders with regard to company issues
  • Trustees, settlors or beneficiaries of offshore/UK trusts with tax issues
  • Taxpayers with overseas assets or structures that need to be reviewed from a UK tax perspective
  • Other accountants and solicitors who require specialist tax support