In our first Virtual Winchester Breakfast Briefing ‘Tax and Pensions – What Every Solicitor Needs to Know’ we were delighted to have been joined by guest speaker Sofia Thomas, a family law tax expert. Sofia is an engaging speaker. She has recently co-authored a book to assist family lawyers dealing with tax issues. The foreword has been written by Mr Justice Mostyn. Details of Sofia Thomas’ excellent book can be found here. We were very grateful to Sofia for agreeing to speak. Jack Rundall provides guidance on pensions, with particular reference to the recent case of W v H 2020 and the Pensions Advisory Report 2019. Imogen Robins our host also provides a short update on how the Financial Remedies Courts are coping with remote hearings from her recent experience.
Sofia trained and qualified in personal tax at PwC before going onto work at Citibank. She holds qualifications with the UKs premier tax institution, The Chartered Institute of Taxation. She brings all this experience and much more to all of her work and is best placed to provide tax advice on any range of personal tax issues that may arise during a divorce. From one party being under HMRC investigation to capital gains tax positions on multiple property holdings Sofia can provide quick, effective and clear advice.
Sofia founded Sofia Thomas Ltd to offer accessible, expert tax services to assist family law firms in providing their clients with tax advice and support. She is one of the leading UK experts on tax on divorce and family breakdown. Sofia also works closely with a number of tax charities and is a committee member of the Tax Technical Steering Group which advises on public tax policy and Women in Tax.