Rachael Singh, Accountancy Age, Friday 2 July 2010 at 10:29:00

Six senior people from Vantis join the tax practice at Begbies Traynor

Begbies Traynor, the listed accountancy company, has expanded its London taxpractice with six senior people joining from collapsed accountancy businessVantis.

Don Mavin will become managing partner of Begbies' London office havingpreviously been national head of tax disputes and litigation at Vantis.

Mavin brings with him members of his customs investigation and litigationteam consisting of Allan Brown and Martin O'Neill as directors and SimonSutcliffe and Ian Manly as consultants.

Other to take up residence at Begbies from Vantis include Peter Fairchild whowill provide private client tax advice and has particular expertise in thesports sector.

Ric Traynor, executive chairman of Begbies Traynor said: ?We are pleased towelcome such a high calibre team of tax experts, further enhancing the Group?sexisting national presence in the specialist tax market.?

Vantis entered administration earlier this week having suspended trading onthe open markets two weeks ago.

Further reading:

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