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Top tax silk Stephen Allcock QC has joined the private client tax practice at big five accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).Allcock was brought in to PwC at the beginning of June to advise clients on personal tax and business and investment issues. He will also act as in-house counsel to PwC’s 500 national private client tax specialists.Allcock becomes one of a handful of senior barristers who have joined an accountancy firm.Clive Mackintosh, head of PwC’s private client tax practice, said Allcock had worked with PwC in an advisory capacity for a number of years before the appointment.Until his retirement in 1999, Allcock was a tenant of Pump Court Tax Chambers, where he specialised in revenue law. He joined Pump Court in 1977, having served two years as a junior with the common law set 8 King St Chambers in Manchester. He remains an official door tenant with the Manchester set.

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