Transatlantic reach and experience.

Advisors, partners, champions

Every Stonecracker team member brings a wealth of SR&ED and R&D Relief tax knowledge, an industry focus and an understanding of the strategic implications of your choices to each client engagement.

Direct access to senior professionals

With Stonecracker you deal directly with proactive, seasoned SR&ED and R&D Relief tax professionals. Your lead lawyer, technical and financial analysts are actively engaged in every project from start to finish.

Below are the leading members of the Stonecracker Scientific Legal Network.

Kevin Wong, LL.B.
Partner – Stonecracker Scientific Law LLP

Stonecracker Scientific Law Office was founded in 2004 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by Kevin Wong.

As a solicitor, a founder of several technology companies, entrepreneur, and a veteran enterprise software developer, Kevin first encountered the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program in Canada in 1993, and the UK’s R&D Tax Credit Programme since 2008.

Since then, he has filed many millions of dollars worth of SR&ED and R&D Tax Credit claims, in a wide array of industries, on behalf of taxpayers in Canada and the UK.

Throughout his years of experience, Kevin developed a unique perspective of the SR&ED program being simultaneously an inventor, taxpayer, business owner and solicitor. Through this perspective, he realized a driving need for the creation of an SR&ED/R&D Tax Credit-focused law firm. This need was, in fact, unmet up until Stonecracker’s founding in 2004.

Kevin is licensed as a Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada and is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

In his down time, Kevin enjoys archery, traveling to exotic destinations and attending the theatre.

Angela Byrne, LL.B.
Partner – Stonecracker Scientific Law LLP

Before joining the Stonecracker team Angela’s practice focused on advocacy involving the litigation or negotiation of corporate commercial disputes for a variety of clients in a number of different industries. She has appeared on behalf of clients before all levels of court including the Alberta Court of Appeal and has advocated for clients before a number of administrative and regulatory bodies including the Alberta Securities Commission. As well, she has been involved in the litigation and resolution of disputes involving partnership, shareholder, and option agreements, commercial contracts, real estate, and estate matters. She has also been involved in Constitutional law disputes, defamation actions, judicial reviews, employment law matters, and class action suits.

Angela obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science with Honours from McGill University and her law degree from Dalhousie University. After obtaining her undergraduate degree she lived and worked in the Canadian Arctic (Iqaluit, Kimmurut, and Tsiighetchic) and in Australia. After obtaining her law degree and before she moved to Calgary in 2001, she articled in Halifax with Eastern Canada’s largest law firm and then clerked with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Angela became a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in 1999 and a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 2002. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association. She is active in her community and particularly with the Rotary Club (Downtown) and its Stay-In-School Program.

Craig Stirling, LL.B. (Hons)
Partner – Davidson Chalmers LLP

Craig is a partner in our Edinburgh based member firm Davidson Chalmers LLP. He has many years of experience in advising technology companies of all sizes on a range of matters including M&A, debt and equity fund raisings, corporate structure, commercial contracts and a wide variety of intellectual property related matters as well as of course R&D Tax Credits. Over the years he has helped countless companies from their initial start-up or spin out, through often multiple funding rounds and, on many occasions, right through to an IPO or trade sale.

In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time with his family as well as a bit of road cycling and golf.