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This month we learn more about Paul's role at Thomas Westcott and how he would struggle to cope if stranded on a desert island... 

What is your role within Thomas Westcott?

I work within the tax department and am based in the Exeter office where I manage a portfolio of primarily personal tax clients. Although I handle a broad range of clients, I specialise in clients with international aspects to their affairs. Day to day this may involve tax planning for and explaining the tax consequences of individuals emigrating to or from the UK, dealing with the complexities of operating within different jurisdictions and helping non-UK domiciled individuals with their tax affairs.

I also support other offices with any international aspects that may arise on their clients.

How long have you been working here?

I joined the firm in March 2014.

What do I like about working in the Exeter office?

The central location of the office in Southernhay is ideal for me (especially as I only live 15 minutes away). Staff wise, the fact we have a range of disciplines within the office means I am only ever a few steps away from being able to obtain insightful opinions from areas of tax or accountancy I am not a specialist in.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I am a fan of all sports and I am currently enjoying the success of our rugby team, Exeter Chiefs. I help run a local football club in the village of Thorverton, so I spend most Saturday’s moaning about how today’s young footballers do not act like rugby players.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

A wind-up radio, a decent book and an acceptance I am not going to survive for too long.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Sadly not. I do not have enough depth to leave anything hidden.

What do I enjoy most about working at Thomas Westcott?

Having previously worked at a ‘Big 4’ firm, the collegiate nature of working for a partnership the size of Thomas Westcott is far better and more rewarding than the sometimes impersonal nature of a very large firm.

I also enjoy the relationships with the clients of the firm and enjoy the fact I occasionally bump into some of them when out and about in the area.


You can contact Paul via the following

01392 288555