McGrigors boosts tax team with high-profile KPMG hire

National firm McGrigors has bolstered its tax team with the hire of Reg Day.

Day, previously national director of tax investigations at KPMG, joins the firm as consultant and will assist corporate and high net worth clients with the management of offshore tax arrangements – particularly in relation to Swiss matters.

Day’s appointment follows last week’s announcement that the UK and Swiss goverments had reached agreement on a withholding tax to be imposed on Swiss bank accounts held by UK residents.

James Bullock, partner and head of McGrigors’ UK risk advisory solutions group said: “Self evidently we now have one of the most experienced and broadly-based tax teams of any firm in the City. Reg’s immediate focus will be  on Switzerland, where he has been operating for several years. We are supremely confident that he will be able to assist a wide variety of our clients in this area”.

Reg Day added: “I am delighted to be joining McGrigors. There is a great mix of youth and experience in the team. The firm is doing a vast array of groundbreaking work on both the contentious and advisory matters, and I am looking forward to playing a part in this award-winning team”.

Day is the fifth major hire into McGrigors’ full-service tax team this year. His appointment follows that of Heather Self and Ray McCann, former senior advisers within HMRC, and the appointment of Tom Cartwright and Andy Brown as directors.