John has worked at Burges Salmon for nearly 25 years and is head of the firm's private client services team. He provides tax advice to a wide-range of high-net worth individuals and many leading banks and other financial institutions. He has a particular focus on entrepreneurial clients, many of whom are not domiciled in the UK or have business or other interests abroad. John chairs the CIOT’S main Technical Committee and is a member of the CIOT’s governing Council. He was a member of the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) panel that approved HMRC’s initial GAAR guidance. He has led the CIOT's response on a large number of capital tax policy discussions with HMRC and HM Treasury since 2006 including in particular the domicile changes since 2008 and the statutory residence test.