12 years of continuous excellence

Founded on over 100 years experience

Meet the team

SDLT Refunds, a division of Cornerstone, is one of the leading and fastest growing UK tax advisory firms. With offices in Leicestershire, London and a team of more than 30 consultants and administrative staff, SDLT Refunds is able to offer expert and professional advice covering real estate, wealth and business.

David Hannah

David Hannah

ACA, CTA, Principal Consultant

David Hannah is the leading voice on SDLT in the UK, having spent more than three decades working in property tax. A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, David is regularly quoted in industry and mass market press on SDLT matters, as well as providing formal training to solicitors in understanding SDLT and related property taxes.

James Morley

James Morley

Head of Business Development

James began his tax career in 1991 and has worked for several East Midlands based tax and accountancy practices, before joining Cornerstone Tax in April 2017. He has worked in all areas of taxation and is now enjoying specialising in property tax and heading the Business Development department. In this role he can also bring his experience in handling key relationships both internally and from the external property world and beyond.

Outside of the office, James is married with two daughters, and given half a chance loves to jet away with the USA on top of the destination list. He enjoys most sports (mostly watching these days) but especially when either Notts County or the Dallas Cowboys are involved in them!

Stevie Gill

Stevie Gill

Head of New Business

Stevie joined Cornerstone Tax in January 2015 with a degree in Accounting and Business Management. Since joining the company, Stevie has handled a wide variety of high net worth clients as well as establishing himself as the Head of New Business. He is currently undertaking the CTA qualification and during his spare time he enjoys playing a number of sports and going to the gym.

Bhavika Valand

Bhavika Valand

Tax Assistant

After working at Citizens Advice Bureau and HM Land Registry, Bhavika is well versed in property matters and in June 2019, she joined Cornerstone Tax. Outside of finance, Bhavika is highly likely to be engrossed in her latest read, testing new recipes, and enjoying long walks.

Tommy Berdej

Tommy Berdej

Tax Assistant

Tommy joined Cornerstone Tax in May 2018 is currently working towards his ATT qualification. During his spare time, he enjoys creating his own music and is an avid guitar player.

Nita Patel

Nita Patel

Tax Assistant

Nita joined Cornerstone Tax in November 2018 shortly after completing her degree in economics and business management. During her spare time, she enjoys keeping physically active by running daily and playing team games with her family on the weekends. When not immersed in the world of health and fitness, you will find Nita baking sweet treats in the kitchen for her friends and family.

Sam Warren

Sam Warren

Investigations Manager

Sam joined Cornerstone in September 2016 with a degree in Law and has also completed the Legal Practice Course. He is part of the New Business Team and has experience of dealing with a variety of matters. Outside of work, Sam is an avid sports fan and enjoys meeting up with friends and pub quizzing.

Huzaifah Malik

Huzaifah Malik

Tax Assistant

Huzaifah joined Cornerstone in March 2018 with a background in Accounting. He is currently a member of the Tax Investigations team and typically deals with HMRC enquiries from the initial stage through to the tribunal. Outside of work Huzaifah enjoys keeping active through a combination of calisthenics and weight training.

Kishan Kavi

Kishan Kavi

Investigations Manager

Kishan joined Cornerstone in October 2016 with a degree in Law. He is currently Head of the Tax Investigations team and has experience of dealing with a wide range of HMRC investigations as well dealing with Tax litigation. Outside of work, Kishan is a keen cook and enjoys keeping active by regularly going to the gym.

Maisy

Maisy Hannah

Stress Manager

Maisy joined the firm in 2015 at a very young age. Her positive and engaging attitude with colleagues make her an ideal candidate for her position. She enjoys long naps, chasing squirrels and barking at the neighbours. She is best known for her acerbic and humorous commentaries on lifes little issues on Facebook.

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