The appointment forms part of the firm’s strategy to further develop its Middle East and International client base. Laith joins the firm as an Executive Manager.

He comes with a wealth of experience, having spent the last seventeen years at Hazlems Fenton LLP where he built up a successful practice acting for Middle Eastern and International clients.

Laith comments:

“I am excited by the challenge offered to me at Rayner Essex. The firm has strong international links and I look forward to working with other team members to develop our Middle Eastern practice.”

Laith is fluent in Arabic and represents overseas and domestic private clients and companies on accounting and taxation matters, with a particular specialism in property taxation, HMRC investigations and CGT planning.

He also advises on residence and domicile issues for a number of resident non-domiciled private clients.

His appointment further enhances the firm’s international capability. Rayner Essex is a member of the top 20 Global Association of Accountancy Firms, INPACT, which has 140 independent member firms in some 232 locations in more than 60 countries. The firm is very active within the Association and has facilitated international trade, acquisitions, sales and provided cross-border tax advice.

Commenting on his appointment Rayner Essex Tax Partner Mark Moore said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to attract Laith to the firm. I have known him for some years. He is an impressive, capable individual with a considerable reputation for providing insightful advice. His addition reinforces our international outlook as a firm whilst providing him with a good platform to develop his interests.”