Jon Claypole

Jon Claypole


Tax Dispute Resolution Services


Jon has over 25 years’ experience of tax disputes obtained from working both in HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and in the profession.

Jon left HMRC in 2001 where he was a senior Inspector of Taxes conducting complex technical enquiries into multi-national groups and detailed investigations into entrepreneurs and their business interests.

Jon then joined one of the Big 4 firms as a Senior Manager in their Tax Disputes team handling investigations by HMRC into some of the firm’s biggest corporate clients. He later joined another top tier firm to be the National Head of Tax Investigations becoming a Partner in 2010. Here, Jon built the tax investigations business to be a market-leading team in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. 

Jon joined the BDO Tax Dispute Resolutions team in 2019 to help build and develop the existing very successful team with a focus on corporate investigations whilst also continuing to work with entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Jon will also continue supporting clients to resolve HMRC’s interest in previous tax planning arrangements.

In addition to his extensive training when at HMRC, Jon qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2003.