About our VAT specialists at Solve VAT Call 0161 883 2120

With years of experience, our VAT specialist team have the capabilities and VAT expertise to help you deal with HMRC.

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Meet The Team

As a leading firm of VAT advisers our friendly and professional team of VAT consultants are here to help you when dealing with any VAT situation. A VAT compliance check or VAT investigation can lead to a VAT assessment or a VAT penalty and our VAT experts are here to help you resolve any VAT issues.

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Peter has assisted a variety of clients including overseas businesses, large multi-national businesses, family businesses, partnerships and sole proprietors. Peter has represented clients at VAT ADR meetings and at the First-Tier Tax Tribunal. Initial negotiations with HMRC can be crucial and as a VAT specialist Peters presentation to HMRC has helped a number of clients to successfully resolve matters without the need of further action. Peter has been instructed by a number of firms of Solicitor’s to provide expert witness reports in relation to VAT matters.


Peter has over 25 years’ experience as a leading VAT specialist working in the profession including being a VAT Director at Deloittes. Prior to working within the profession he worked as a Senior VAT Officer at what is now HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Indeed he remembers the days prior to HMRC when he worked at HM Customs & Excise (HMC&E) and before specialising in VAT his work experience included Excise Duty and Customs Duty matters.


Rachel Davies began her working life in the legal profession. When appropriate Rachel will instruct Counsel on behalf of clients for some of the more complex appeals on which we are instructed. Some appeals were Counsel has been instructed by Rachel have resulted in HMRC conceding the matter only a matter of days before a hearing was due to take place.


She moved on and over 25 years ago began working with the VAT group at Deloitte. Rachel was instrumental in setting up Solve VAT in 2002 and almost the first matter she worked on was what ultimately turned out to be a successful appeal on behalf of a client to the High Court from what was then the VAT and Duties Tribunal.

About our VAT specialists

Our team of leading VAT specialists have helped business from all parts of the UK and from as far afield as Australia to overcome many different VAT issues.  VAT repayments have been recived for businesses within the financial services sector, importers, exporters, wholesalers, caterers, Golf Clubs, and the property sector.  Other clients that have received VAT assessments or VAT penalties have had these withdrawn, reduced or suspended depending on the particular circumstances.

Specialist VAT advice

Many of our clients have been referred to use by the businesses Accountants some of whom have been referring clients to us for specialist VAT adice to assist in dealing with VAT problems for over 20 years.