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One minute with... Robert Gaut

How did you end up in tax?

I trained at Simmons & Simmons and spent six months with the tax group there. I was lucky enough to work with some very talented and enthusiastic tax lawyers who inspired me to qualify into that group. I also like puzzle-solving and daily changes to the law.

Who in tax you most admire?

Malcolm Gammie QC. He always offers sensible commercial advice often on a tight timetable. Also he often has a refreshingly practical perspective thanks to his background as a practising solicitor.

Name a memorable moment in your career to date.

Having to rouse the head of tax for a major multinational from his sleeping bag on the floor of our offices at 3.30am so he could...

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