Peter Robertson LLB (Hons), FCA, TEP

Managing Director, Dixcart International Limited

What I enjoy about my job
I work with individuals from all over the world, particularly in India and the USA, so am lucky enough to learn about different cultures and international business practices. I particularly enjoy working closely with international non-UK domiciled families who are undertaking a significant event, such as a move overseas or making an investment, as it offers me the opportunity to assist them at a time when they are taking a risk or having to learn a lot about a new country very quickly.

How I ‘make it happen’ for my clients
Whilst the majority of my new clients (international non-UK domiciled families) have approached me with a tax query, as a member of the international team at Dixcart UK, I work with a broad range of professional advisors. I am able to work with all my colleagues to address a range of other matters that may arise from their query.

I also often advise privately owned corporate groups, regarding establishing commercial entities in the UK. This frequently involves working with the Accounting and Legal teams to help this process progress as efficiently as possible.  The work ranges from assistance with incorporation, book-keeping processes and tax compliance through to optimising the use of corporation tax opportunities, such as R&D Tax Credits.

A bit about my background
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and Solicitor. I became a member of the ICAEW in 2006 and in 2008 I qualified as a solicitor (currently I am non-practising). I am also a member of STEP.

What I wish I’d known at the start of my career
I would go back a little further in time and advise my 18 year-old self to study something different at University. I would probably have still ended up going along the same professional route, but I think I would have enjoyed each element of my studies and professional exams more.

You might not know this about me but…
Despite not really having the right figure for it, I have run 3 marathons in 3 different cities (one of them spanning 2 continents!).