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 Henderson Loggie Financial Services Limited.

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.

Lucy Crow

Lucy is Chartered Tax Advisor qualified and has worked in tax for over 12 years specialising in personal tax.  She works with a wide range of personal tax clients from small sole traders to high net worth individuals and partnerships. She advises clients on all aspects of their personal tax affairs from the preparations of their tax returns to advice on tax planning and capital gains tax.

Lucy is also an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and works closely with clients and their families on Inheritance tax planning. This ranges from a simple review to look at the potential inheritance tax through to tax planning and retirement planning as well as Trusts and Estate planning and administration.

She works with many clients in the Agricultural and Rural sector ranging from small farms to large estates. In this area Lucy has experience with all taxation issues that can arise from the day to day income tax on farms and estates to the inheritance tax and succession planning

Avril Craig

Avril Craig is manager of the Payroll Department in Dundee, covering payroll and automatic enrolment processes for our payroll bureau clients, and payroll support for clients who handle their own payroll. She oversees the timely delivery of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll and automatic enrolment pension processing, RTI submissions and net salary payments for a large variety of clients ranging from two employees to several hundred.

Having spent the vast majority of her career working in accountancy practice, she has specialised in payroll for the last twelve years, and in more recent times, automatic enrolment pensions.

Avril has experience in a large variety of industries and particular enjoys supporting employers in complying with the requirements of HMRC and The Pension Regulator.