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Tax

Tax is a complex area and one that can make or break a project. It's also a subject that can impact a company's or individual's reputation as much as the bottom line. We help our clients manage their tax risks in context and we advise across all UK taxes.

We use our in-depth technical knowledge to help our clients achieve their objectives and deliver our advice in a practical and easy to understand way. Our aim is, of course, to help clients pay no more than their fair share of tax. But, we are equally focused on compliance and reducing tax risks.

We work with a wide variety of clients, from UK and international corporate groups to family offices and landed estates and from owner-managed businesses, management teams and private equity houses to property developers, local authorities, and housing providers.

We also have strength in advising clients operating in particular industry sectors, such as retail and leisure, public sector and housing, renewables and banking and insolvency. The team has wide personal and business tax experience, which means we advise across all UK taxes, including:

  • corporate tax
  • real estate tax
  • personal tax
  • international tax and trusts; and
  • executive reward planning and employment tax.

As well as offering a tax advisory service, we work closely with our colleagues advising on corporate and real estate transactions. We also provide specialist and proactive tax support and insight across other legal disciplines where it adds value to the client. We make it our business to understand the client's needs and commercial objectives. This means our advice will often help save money whilst managing risks that could otherwise impact commercial objectives. 

As legal advisers and tax professionals, our advice feeds in to the documentation as necessary, enabling a seamless tax service. We're focused on delivering practical advice and workable solutions that cut through the maze of different taxes and tax reliefs and delivers a tax efficient solution for our clients.

Highlights

  • Advising Encore Capital, a London-based investment firm, and the other shareholders of Pure360, a digital marketing software company, on the £10 million+ sale to Scottish Equity Partners and Investec. We provided corporate tax advice on the deal structure, including advising management on the personal tax aspects of reinvestment in to the business.
  • Advising a large housing provider on the tax structuring aspects of a £80 million land regeneration scheme in London, involving a charity and local authority stakeholders to deliver a mixed use scheme and re-provision of community buildings and new infrastructure.
  • Advising the founders and management of Coldharbour Systems, a market leader specialising in application software and related services for the UK healthcare sector, on its multi-million pound sale to Civica Group.
  • Advising the founders of SecondSync, a world leading social TV analytics business, on its sale to Twitter.

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