Stephen Parnham

And the mountains?

Part of my family comes from Cumbria so I have always known the mountains and loved them. Yet you can never underestimate them. People talk about conquering mountains but that is an illusion. You are only there on sufferance as…
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Why do I write?

I have always written short, and sometimes not so short, pieces for professional journals but the freedom to control my time has enabled me to radically change the nature of what I write. It has also allowed me to consider…
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What led me to set up my own practice?

Once I had obtained sufficient breadth of experience and qualified my leanings were very much toward private client and family businesses. I have always taken the view that the secret to a working knowledge of tax is to gain a…
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How Did I Get Into Tax?

When I was starting out in the mid-1980’s people with degrees didn’t choose to go into tax. Tax wasn’t on anyone’s radar. It was something you came across if you were working in a parallel profession such as accountancy, law…
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