The tax system is complex, and becoming more so. Drawing on over 100 years' combined experience, Obsidian helps businesses and high net-worth individuals avoid the pitfalls, take advantage of the generous reliefs provided by the tax system and safeguard their assets.
Obsidian was founded in 2016 by Tom Moore and Faisal Sattar. Tom began his career supporting Treasury ministers on matters relating to the Chancellor's Budget, before holding positions with firms including Grant Thornton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Duncan & Toplis and Haines Watts. His 30-year career has been spent exclusively in the field of tax.
Faisal is a seasoned entrepreneur with over a decade's experience in the sector. Through his many business interests, which incluce health clubs and property development, he has a unique grasp of the needs of, and challenges faced by, business owners.
Experience has taught us the value of collaboration. Together with our experienced team, combined with the backing of a strong professional network, we provide a high level of tax advisory services and expert support throughout tax disputes and investigations.
Our challenge is to work within the boundaries set by HMRC to find ways for our clients to minimise tax costs and achieve their commercial or personal objectives. We're well versed in the commercial and tax issues faced by high-net worth individuals and corporate clients and use a combination of technical expertise and creative thinking to untangle the most complex problems.
The UK tax system is such that, without the right advice, even simple transactions can come with unintended tax costs. But for those who understand how to access them, it also offers an abundance of reliefs, concessions and exemptions.
We work with our clients to help them take advantage of the available reliefs and pay no more than the minimum intended tax cost. No matter how complex the situation or challenge, we’ll work together to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our service complements, rather than competes with, that of traditional accountancy firms. We don’t deal with accounts or tax returns. Rather, our sole aim is to guide businesses and individuals through the maze that is today’s tax system.
Our services encompass advice on all UK direct taxes as well as tax disputes and investigations. We regularly work with clients who are starting, selling, expanding or
restructuring a business or group of companies, as well as those who are looking to pass on their wealth, invest in a tax incentivised manner or provide for retirement.
In every case, our service begins with a thorough analysis of the client’s position and requirements, leading to a comprehensive implementation plan. Fixed-fee quotes at the start of all projects ensure there are no unpleasant surprises further down the line.