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Wilks Head & Eve LLP,
3rd Floor
55 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1BS

Alistair Townsend

Consultant

FIRRV, CMgr MCMI

About Alistair

Alistair recently joined Wilks Head & Eve as Director – Public Sector Revenues. Alistair has almost 30 years Revenues and Benefits experience within the public sector, initially working for a couple of Nottinghamshire Councils and latterly as Head of Revenues & Benefits for Milton Keynes Council. During the latter years of his public sector employment, Alistair became a leading authority on rates retention and anti-avoidance, including taking and winning high profile cases through the Court of Appeal. Alistair has extensive experience representing local authorities in Magistrates Courts and Valuation Tribunals and has significant experience managing Revenues and Benefits in both Districts and Unitary authorities.

In addition to managing local authority client services for our Revenues Assurance service, Alistair provides specialist local taxation advice to both the partnership and to our public sector clients, particularly in relation to Rates Retention and rating liability generally.

Alistair is a Fellow and National Council member of the IRRV. He is currently Chair of the Local Taxation and Revenues Faculty Board, Vice Chair of the Law and Research Committee and Policy & Resources Committee member. He is also immediate Past President of the East Midlands Association and a former IRRV examiner. Alistair has represented local authorities on a number of Working Groups with Central Government and regularly speaks at a variety of professional conferences.

Alistair liaises with, and assists, our local authority clients ensuring that our wide range of revenues assurance services are provided to the highest possible standard of quality and value.

Service Area: Rating

  atownsend@wilks-head.co.uk   07903314301