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About Sarnia Tax Consulting

David Knight CTA TEP ACCA

I am a qualified CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor), ACCA (Accountant) and TEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and have specialised in private client tax advice and trust work for the past 17 years. I have a broad range of knowledge across most taxes and have particular expertise in relation to trusts (both onshore and offshore), UK resident non domiciled individuals, estate planning and structuring clients' affairs, personal and business, in a tax efficient manner.

After qualifying as an ACCA in a general accountancy practice in London I joined Abacus Financial Services (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in the Channel Islands where I stayed for 10 years. I became one of the youngest client services directors at the firm and specialised in providing tax advice to UK resident, domiciled and non domiciled clients and also administered my own portfolio of trust and company clients. I left Abacus in 2004 and joined KPMG in Guernsey as a tax director. As well as providing tax advice to private clients and external fiduciary service providers I was also tasked with re-building the private client function and profile in Guernsey following the sale of their in house trust business some years earlier.

I was asked to become a partner of the KPMG Channel Island practice however I returned to the UK and joined the private client department of Payne Hicks Beach a very well regarded firm of solicitors based in Lincoln's Inn in London as a trust and tax principal. Here once again I provided general tax advice and trust administration services to a variety of clients which included individuals (UK domiciled and non domiciled) and trusts both onshore and offshore.

In 2009 I was head-hunted to join a private client firm of accountants in Kent, where I live, providing estate planning and structuring advice to clients looking to mitigate their UK tax exposure. Typical clients included high net worth individuals, trustees, owner managed businesses, large family trading partnerships and landed estates. I left the firm in 2011 to start my own consultancy business aimed at providing compliance and advisory services to high net worth individuals and trustees in relation to their UK tax position.

Contact Details:

Sarnia House,
Ulley Road,
TN24 9HU

Tel: 01233 622796
Mob: 07795 626153