Laura Chipp

Associate Director - Head of VAT


"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - St Augustine

I joined Elman Wall in 2016 and specialise in providing VAT advice to businesses. After graduating from Manchester University, I started my career in VAT at Deloitte LLP before moving on to Saffery Champness and later BDO LLP. Throughout this time I’ve gained a range of VAT experience advising businesses on issues including land and property transactions, VAT on deal fees, international goods and services, and dealings with HMRC.

Over the past 7 years, however, my main focus in VAT has been the issues facing the travel and events industries, including TOMS, agency fees, and the place of supply. In doing so, I’ve worked with a range of tour operators, travel agencies and event organisers and have been happy to help businesses address some of the many complexities in this field.

Work aside, I’m a keen runner, having competed 5 marathons, and am an armchair fan of F1, tennis and athletics. My other passions include travelling, chocolate and my ever-expanding shoe collection.

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