Meet our Experts

All of our experts have a wealth of expertise and experience. Here are the credentials of some of them...

Employment law expertise

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Stuart Chamberlain LLM, BA (Hons) Dip ED

Stuart Chamberlain is senior employment law specialist and author at Wolters Kluwer. He writes on a wide range of employment law topics for Croner-i Human Resources and loose –leaf services. His particular expertise in this field of law are TUPE and contracts of employment. Stuart is an experienced and popular lecturer in both the private and public sector.

Expert tax writers

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Paul Davies

Paul was educated at Cambridge University where he graduated with a degree in economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, then became Head of Tax for Northern Rock where he spent 16 years managing the bank’s tax affairs and special tax projects ranging from the conversion from its former building society status to advising on the restructuring of the bank following the financial crisis. More lately Paul has experience of managing the worldwide tax affairs of a fast growing venture capital backed international hi-technology company in the communications sector.

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Mark Cawthron, LLB, Solicitor, CTA

Mark is a tax lawyer and was formerly a partner in the City office of law firm Pinsent Masons and its predecessor firms from 1990 to 2007 and of the US law firm, Bryan Cave, from 2007 to 2010. He has wide experience of corporate and business tax fields, particularly in: M&A; corporate finance and corporate restructurings; private equity (for institutional investors and management teams); real estate investment and development; employee share incentives; employment arrangements and their termination; handling disputes with tax authorities.

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Stanley Dencher, BCom, FCA, CTA (Fellow), AIIT

Stanley was a practitioner for nine years before joining CCH as a technical editor in 1984, working primarily on VAT publications. He wrote Personal Trading Losses and is co-author of Company Cars, both published by CCH. For many years Stanley presented tax seminars for the ICAEW and CIOT and for training organisations all over the UK."

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Jonathan Schwarz, BA, LLB, LLM, FTII

Jonathan Schwarz BA, LLB (Witwatersrand), LLM (UC Berkeley), FTII is an English Barrister at Temple Tax Chambers in London and is also a South African Advocate and a Canadian Barrister. His practice focuses on international tax disputes as counsel and as an expert and advises on solving cross-border tax problems. He is author of Schwarz on Tax Treaties among other publications. He is a visiting Professor at King’s College London and a former First Vice President of the International Fiscal Association. His encyclopaedic knowledge of double tax treaties is recognised as is his expertise in international transactions and transfer pricing.

 

Software expertise

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Natasha Kobrak

Natasha is responsible for seeing through the development of the online product portfolio in Wolters Kluwer’s UK Tax and Accounting software division. Natasha came to Wolters Kluwer from Xchanging where she was Product Director in their procurement division. She has spent the last 13 years working in cloud product management and her experience spans product development, product marketing, launch management and product strategy for a range of online enterprise solutions.

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Wendy Rowe

Wendy is head of product management for Wolters Kluwer’s UK tax and accounting software division and is responsible for setting and delivering the CCH-branded software product strategy. She has more than 25 years of experience in tax and accountancy. Wendy joined Ernst & Young in trust accounting and moved progressively to a portfolio of high net worth clients, processing personal, partnership, trust tax as well as capital gains tax. She holds an MBA from Henley

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David Clough

David is Operations Director for Wolters Kluwer’s UK Tax and Accounting software division. He has over 20 years of experience delivering IT products and services to the accountancy sector through product management and development, training and consultancy and customer service. David began his career with KPMG in London, spending three years in audit before moving to its training team to focus on professional development.

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Kevin Renshaw

Kevin is Chief Technology Officer at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting software division.  He has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, working with global businesses to define technology strategy and delivering enterprise products and services across the private and public sector. Kevin joined Wolters Kluwer from Capita where he was responsible for the development of all new cloud products and services within the IT Enterprise Services business.

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Paul Brace

Paul is Head of Business Development at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting software division. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Paul was a general partner in practice for 15 years, leaving practice in 1993 to concentrate on developing a suite of software for accountants in practice. Paul has been with Wolters Kluwer since the acquisition of his company, PROacc Systems, in 2002. Paul's specific area of expertise is audit and accounting.