‘I help clients through major readjustments and life decisions,’ says David Kilshaw, EY’s standout tax partner. His skillset melds accountancy and legal skills acquired from his past role as a solicitor. The former head of KPMG’s UK private client tax department moved to EY in 2014 to expand its family office practice. After 30 years’ experience, his department is expanding into a ‘great, powerful team’ of 30. In Kilshaw’s view, it’s crucial to ‘work with people who challenge you, and know what your weaknesses are.’ More than ever, clients now want to be tax-compliant, he says. ‘They [clients] want to be secure — they want to know that every bit of their envelope is properly documented,’ he says.