Mark Giddens

Now the head of our London private client department, Mark joined us in 2005 after training with a small provincial practice and rising through the ranks at another ‘Top 20’ accountancy firm. He has experienced a variety of roles but for the last 20 years he has focused upon tax, including the provision of advice and assistance in respect of charitable and family trusts (both UK and offshore), Inheritance Tax mitigation and residence/ domicile issues. Mark looks after the needs of a large number of personal tax clients and also has a hands-on role as a trustee of several trusts.

Mark is a member of our Tax Investigations and Enquiries team, our National Tax Group and our Charities Group. He is also responsible for running the Firm’s Gulf business desk, focusing on those from the Gulf region with existing or planned investments in the UK.

Mark is an authorised individual for the purposes of carrying out non-contentious probate work.  He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a professional body which brings together accountants, lawyers and investment managers who specialise in this particular field. He also sits on the committee of STEP’s Charity Special Interest Group.

A contributor to our quarterly Tax Update and to this website, Mark enjoys writing on technical issues and helping the reader to understand the latest issues and developments.

Mark is the father of two lovely girls who take up a lot of his time away from the office, but he also manages to keep the weeds just about under control on the family allotment and to enjoy both his garden and the Hertfordshire countryside.