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We understand that managing your tax position is vital, yet it’s an area that’s often riddled with complexity and needs advisers who really know what they’re doing.

This is important because tax law often influences the way businesses are structured and this trickles down to the way transactions are carried out.

We believe that to add real value for clients, a tax advisor needs to know not just the rules, but what drives businesses and transactions as well. It’s this balance of technical skills and commercial awareness which sets our Tax Team apart.

Our breadth of experience covers all areas of tax and incentives and means we can confidently and efficiently deliver solutions for our clients.

We’ve got the skills to help you with UK and cross-border transactions and we know how important it is to provide solutions which are not just in the spirit of legislation, but socially acceptable too. And we’ll always deliver our advice in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand.

Transactional Work

Our team of tax lawyers are experienced in structuring transactions and negotiating deals, whether UK-based or cross-border. We consider all the aspects of a proposed transaction as a matter of course and identify the potential pitfalls that the tax system can create for non-specialists.

We advise on M&As, private equity transactions, IPOs, incorporation, and corporate and partnership structures.

Tax Advice

We can provide bespoke tax advice to cover all areas of taxation which affect our clients.  This includes advising on all areas of property taxation (notably SDLT and VAT), real estate investments and developments (acquisitions and exits) with a particular focus on student accommodation.

Share Incentives

We’ll advise you on the optimum structures for share incentive arrangements including EMI, CSOP, all-employee plans, and a variety of bespoke growth share and cash-bonus arrangements.

We also have a great deal of experience advising companies of all different sizes across multiple sectors with their individual incentivisation requirements.


“Knowledgeable and approachable corporate firm. Quality people.”

Legal 500

“Nicola Parkinson has very good understanding of SDLT and related tax issues. She is happy to discuss tax planning issues and offer workable solutions.”

Legal 500

“Exceptional standard of knowledge- pragmatic but business focused in their evaluation of situations and numbers.”

Legal 500

“Personable, pragmatic and available!”

Legal 500