James is a tax partner based in our Southampton office. He is experienced in advising owner managed, private equity backed and larger listed businesses. His focus is on providing proactive, commercial advice to support management in ensuring that their tax profile is carefully managed, and tax is considered in a way that adds value whilst managing risk.

James has significant expertise in advising on tax incentives for innovation, including R&D tax credits where he sits on the HMRC R&D Consultative Committee, a steering group involving members of HMRC, HM Treasury and other stakeholders. 

Prior to joining RSM, James qualified in London before moving to a mid-tier firm on the South Coast where he has spent the past 10 years advising mid-market businesses across a range of sectors on issues as diverse as group reorganisations, significant capital expenditure projects, international expansion and management incentivisation.

James is a member of the HMRC R&D Consultative Committee.