Alan Davis

Alan is Chairman of Henderson Loggie, he is also Head of Tax for the Firm and leads our award winning VAT team. He covers all four offices providing specialist advice on technical VAT compliance and advisory, training and development.

Having spent 16 years with HM Revenue & Customs carrying out VAT assurance visits for a wide range of businesses – from small retailers to local authorities, Alan has gained considerable experience of HM Revenue & Customs inspections. He can help with planning opportunities for VAT efficiency, and can advise our clients on retrospective reclaim opportunities, securing significant VAT repayments.

Alan can also advise on other indirect taxes e.g. landfill tax, aggregates levy, climate change levy, and also offers in-house technical updates to the legal profession.

In addition to his tax specialism, Alan leads our Education Sector Group, ensuring that that team meets all the needs of the sector – from audit, to advisory and across all the services the firm provides.

Barbara McQuillan

Barbara has worked in taxation and specialised in the owner managed business sector for nearly 25 years. During that time she has dealt with a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors ranging from the initial establishment of new businesses, through the growth years and then to retirement or sale. Throughout the life cycle of any business a great variety of tax challenges arise and Barbara has provided pro-active and practical tax advice at every stage.

Barbara heads up the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group and along with the team provides a wide range of skills and experience to service an important and substantial sector in the Scottish economy. Barbara is involved in running Corporate and Tax Clinics for one of our major Universities, assisting early stage companies.

Barbara is also a Director of MHA Henderson Loggie Financial Planning.

Barbara Walton

Barbara is a corporate tax specialist with over 20 years of experience of advising clients on domestic and international tax, R&D and entrepreneurial tax issues and leads the firm’s R&D and Patent Box group.

She is experienced in corporation tax compliance for private and publicly listed companies, and tax planning for large groups of companies. Her industry experience includes technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, software development, manufacturing and the food industry. Barbara is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Life Science Sector teams.

Hazel Pratt

Hazel has over 25 years of experience working in tax in the accountancy profession and in industry for a FTSE 100 group of companies.

Hazel is Head of our Tourism & Hospitality Sector Group. She is also a Trustee of Dundee Heritage Trust and is a member of Dundee & Angus Visitor Accommodation Association.

She deals with corporate tax compliance for over 600 companies varying in size from large international group companies to small owner managed businesses, ranging in sectors from charities to manufacturers to video games companies.

She has assisted and advised clients on Research and Development Tax Credits, Patent Box and Video Games Tax Relief, which has resulted in numerous repayment claims.

She advises on tax planning, employment tax issues, the Construction Industry Scheme and provides PAYE healthchecks and reviews. She was recently involved in a Construction Industry case that was taken to the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) where she demonstrated to the FTT that the client took reasonable care and the appeal against HMRC’s claim was successful.

Diane Wright

Diane Wright is a corporate tax specialist with over twenty years’ experience, covering everything from small owner-managed start-ups to multinationals, and everything in between.

She has spent over a decade working in various tax roles for Big Four accountancy firms, and is experienced in a wide range of corporation tax compliance and advisory issues.  Her work with Henderson Loggie includes a particular focus on tax-efficient fundraising for growing companies and groups, as well as share-based remuneration of key employees, and exit issues such as entrepeneurs’ reliefs.

In addition, her extensive experience in industry working for an upstream oil & gas group has given her a good idea of the practicalities posed by the UK and international tax issues which companies face.