Testimonials

“Highly professional and knowledgeable service”

“We have been very impressed with the highly professional and knowledgeable service provided by BKL. The team provided us with specialist advice and valuable support through our HMRC PAYE inspection.  We would not hesitate to recommend the services of BKL to others.”

“Beneficial results with a minimum of fuss in a manageable timescale”

“I recommended a client to BKL, who was facing a very serious potential claim from HMRC. Despite technical complications, BKL steered us through the intricacies of the LDF in plain talk. He guided us on the appropriate computations and expertly delivered the expected (and indeed beneficial) result with a minimum of fuss and in a manageable timescale.”

“In-depth knowledge and understanding of complex tax legislation”

“Our family would like to both thank and endorse BKL to anyone who has to face an HMRC investigation. Their professional conduct coupled with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex tax legislation meant that an extremely difficult investigation was handled in the best manner possible. BKL maintained a proactive and positive approach in dealing with every aspect of the case and were always there to allay any fears or questions we had. We would not hesitate to recommend BKL and were fortunate that we were advised to contact them by an associate of ours. ”

“Thorough, professional and friendly”

“We’d like to say a big thank you to BKL for helping us with our case. They were thorough from start to finish and acted in the utmost professional and friendly manner throughout our case. BKL certainly have the knowledge and expertise in the tax field and it gave us confidence we were in good hands. I would highly recommend BKL to anyone.”

“An expert in all matters where you have to do battle with the tax man”

“I approached BKL after having received a Code of Practice 9 Investigation from HMRC. Their methodical approach, in resolving easier matters first, ensured that momentum was maintained during the course of the investigation. BKL’s experience in handling assessments and subsequent appeals was first class and a tax demand for over £1m together with an associated penalty was quashed before reaching the Tax Tribunal.”

“A firm of integrity and professional excellence”

“For dealing with our family and corporate tax affairs we found BKL staff to be highly professional and understanding. Our dealings with HMRC were conducted positively and in a friendly manner and all matters were concluded to the satisfaction of all parties. We would have no hesitation in recommending BKL as a firm of integrity and professional excellence”.

“Strong contacts within HMRC”

“I worked with the team at BKL for about a year regarding a family member’s disclosure of overseas assets.  The situation at hand was very complex involving multiple entities and asset groups originally established by someone now deceased.  BKL brought a pragmatic approach that displayed a deep knowledge of the disclosure requirements and the important issues to be resolved.  BKL were responsive and supportive throughout what was otherwise a difficult and stressful experience.”

“We felt comforted and reassured”

“The tax team at BKL are totally reassuring for the small business owner. The advice was second to none, informative, knowledgeable and up to date. All conversations were delivered in an approachable relaxed style giving us confidence to make the right decisions. As end users we felt comforted and reassured. All proceedings were conducted efficiently, deadlines met, timescales realistic and phone calls returned timely to help manage any anxieties we had. We wholeheartedly support BKL’s team & 100% recommend them.”

“The know-how, the experience, foresight and the strategy to deal with HMRC”

“As an SME, we tried to steer towards seeking a resolution with HMRC ourselves, without the involvement of a tax specialist. However, the more we co-operated with HMRC, the more HMRC appeared to leverage on this co-operation to identify wrongdoings. Nothing can be more distressful than being in a middle of an HMRC investigation. In hindsight, we should have appointed an expert like BKL earlier. Had we done so, I believe, that much time and distress could have been saved. BKL provided the know-how, the experience, foresight and most importantly the strategy to deal with HMRC. Appointing them allowed us to breathe a sigh of relief, with them taking over the driver’s seat. Ultimately, BKL came to a very agreeable settlement for us with HMRC, which appeared so far off in the horizon prior to BKL’s appointment. We are very thankful for their work.”

“Professional and prompt”

“Having faced an unwelcome tax enquiry, I turned to BKL who dealt with my case professionally and promptly, with a happy ending. I definitely recommend their services to anybody facing the same dilemma.”

“A first class job”

“I was introduced to the team at BKL by my accountant who recommended his services in resolving difficult and complex tax investigations. In conjunction with my accountant, BKL quickly assessed the issues and recommended a course of action which ensured that he was controlling the direction of the case as opposed to HMRC. This was of tremendous value to myself and the company as it enabled me to concentrate on running the business, whilst BKL put together a strategy for resolving matters. I am extremely pleased to confirm that a potentially lengthy investigation into the affairs of myself, my company and also a fellow director were settled extremely quickly without any fuss. I take my hat off to BKL team for doing a first class job!”

“All cases had positive outcomes for my clients”

“BKL has assisted my firm in dealing with tax enquiry cases and all with positive outcomes for my clients – what more can I say.”

“Made what I thought might be a difficult process entirely straightforward”

“I found the dedicated team at BKL offered reassuring and competent advice on securing a successful application for the LDF. Always on hand to answer questions and guide me through the process, BKL achieved an excellent result and made what I thought might be a difficult process entirely straightforward.”

“Extensive experience and common sense approach”

“BKL came to my rescue after my name turned up on a data CD, stolen from HSBC Offshore. There was nothing to hide yet we needed to come up with a strategy to make sure that HMRC saw it the same way. BKL’s extensive experience and common sense approach proved to be invaluable in achieving our goal. It was with great relief when I received the “all clear, no further questions” from HMRC. I would recommend BKL to anyone faced with an investigation or other tax matters which require specialist attention.”

“Extremely comprehensive knowledge”

“During a difficult time we found BKL of great assistance. Their knowledge of tax affairs and systems was found to be extremely comprehensive and they guided us through the situation efficiently and effectively. We would not hesitate to recommend BKL to anyone who requires tax advice or assistance. We thank them for helping us during our time of need.”

“Advice that was well reasoned, clearly communicated, astute and practical”

“An issue related to overseas earnings of many years ago meant that I had to respond to an HMRC enquiry. What seemed like a relatively straightforward matter quickly became complicated, and to give HMRC its due, they did suggest that professional advice may be useful to me. Through contacts in the accounting profession I engaged BKL. I was immediately impressed. It soon became clear that the complexity of tax regulations and case history was a minefield for the uninitiated. BKL demonstrated an exceptional level of professional knowledge and experience. Their advice was well reasoned, clearly communicated, astute and practical. They led me through a labyrinth of procedures and legalities resulting in an outcome that I could never have achieved without them.”

“Friendly and professional manner”

“Right from my first meeting, BKL’s team dealt with my disclosure in a very friendly and professional manner. The accounting was done accurately and with full knowledge what was required. No stone was left unturned to make a detailed report to HMRC. I thank them wholeheartedly for all the work they carried out for me. I strongly recommend anyone who wants to disclose, to come and BKL’s team who have years of experience and knowledge in these affairs.”

“The whole process was fully and clearly explained”

“Many thanks for your efforts over the past year, and making what could have been a very difficult and stressful time for me a whole lot easier. From the first meeting, where the whole process was fully and clearly explained; through the subsequent stages, where I was kept fully informed; to the final result, which was better than I could have hoped for. I couldn’t find fault with the service and would have no hesitation in recommending BKL.”

For more information or help from one of our tax investigation specialists, please contact us using our enquiry form.

NICOLA HALL

BILSHAN MENSAH

Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.

ELANA DIMMER

Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.

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