Our Profiles

Cathy Rouse

Cathy Rouse started her career in Inland Revenue (now HMRC), where she gained an indepth understanding across direct taxes and the Taxes Management Act.

As a tax inspector in the latter years with HMRC, she focused on tax investigations, disputes and tax technical aspects for small businesses.

Cathy moved into the profession (Big 4 firm to become PricewaterhouseCoopers), where, for 16 years she specialised in serious HMRC fraud cases, Employer Compliance and International Taxation for individuals coming to the UK and leaving the UK. She also became one of the UK’s most experienced employer taxation advisors to the public sector.

Her success continued in various roles in the UK between London, the North East and Scotland.

Latterly, as a Director of a Private Client Team of a regional accountancy business, Cathy has extended her considerable expertise to include trust and estates planning, inheritance tax planning, non domicile and trust planning (onshore and offshore), and advising on wealth strategy for individuals. Property tax planning is also an area highly in demand, so too is advice for those involved in tax avoidance arrangements looking for guidance and closure to these long running )

Bob Rouse

Bob Rouse spent 27 years working in the Inland Revenue (Now HMRC), his latter role being Inspector working on tax disputes, investigations, and enquiries. He also ran a team of investigators profiling industry sectors to target for investigation in the North East.

Bob has a sound grounding for individual and business taxation, with particular emphasis on company director compliance.

In addition to his core tax skills, Bob gets on well with those he comes into contact with and has a friendly and relaxed style. He also has excellent analytical and forensic skills which are well suited to tax issues and problem solving.