Richard Feakins

Director

Richard is an International Tax Consultant and Business Advisor with 20 years of experience providing tax advice to businesses, individuals and family groups moving to, living in or departing the UK.

Originally from the UK, Richard lived as an expat in New Zealand for more than a decade and understands, first-hand, the challenges that globally mobile individuals and their families face. This experience enables him to provide comprehensive tax and business advice to those moving to or departing the UK.

Experience

Richard began his career at EY working with globally mobile families and individuals. He then worked as a Senior Tax Consultant for a top 20 firm in London where he added to his private client experience by looking after the tax affairs of both local and international businesses.  He became Tax Partner at AV Tax Consultants in 2012.

As a Tax Partner, Richard built the tax expertise and long-term strategy of the firm. This experience enabled him to gain a deep understanding of UK tax issues surrounding residence and domicile, inheritance tax and wealth planning, CGT, and tax compliance for both businesses and individuals.

More recently in 2015, Richard established his own practice, where he built a tax team from a standing start. His firm joined the CST Tax Advisors network of firms in 2020.

Expertise

Richard has experience across a range of UK tax areas for individuals and businesses including:

  • employee share schemes,
  • R&D claims,
  • capital gains and loss planning,
  • residence and domicile advice,
  • inheritance tax,
  • wealth planning and preservation,
  • tax compliance including HMRC investigations and clearance applications.
Qualifications

Having been bitten by the tax bug in New Zealand while studying for a BMS, Richard went on to join EY in the UK and obtained his tax consultant qualification from the Association of Taxation Technicians in 2002.  Richard is now a Fellow member of the Association.

“I enjoy the journey with my clients to understand what they are trying to achieve now and into the future and why that is important to them.

There is no one size fits all solution in tax but rather a lifelong strategy to maximise wealth, make life easier and provide peace of mind.”