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Corporate Tax, Share Options & Incentives

The tax system has become ever more complex over recent years and the importance of professional tax advice is more relevant now than ever.


Our specialist corporate tax team at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till led by Melanie List can help to guide you through the maze to a tax-effective solution without losing sight of overall commercial parameters.

Contact us today by calling 0333 323 5292 to speak to a member of our corporate tax team. Alternatively, send us an email or fill out an online form and we will get in touch with you.

We have extensive experience advising on all matters of corporate tax. 

Our experience

Our experience includes the following:

  • Tax structuring for M&A transactions
  • Reorganisations
  • Restructuring
  • Private equity
  • Documenting corporate transactions to ensure they meet tax objectives

How we can help you

We advise clients on all types of employment tax matters, including:

  • Taxation of termination payments
  • Internationally mobile employees
  • Employment related securities
  • Share incentive arrangements
  • Tax disputes
  • Employment status
  • Salary Sacrifice arrangements
  • employee share schemes (such as tax efficient share schemes CSOP and EMI as well as unapproved share options and growth shares) and employee shares generally, including employee share buy backs
  • share sales (tax warranties and tax covenant and structuring of sale or purchase), asset sales, corporate restructurings, demergers and liquidations
  • availability of reliefs for shares (such as EIS, SEIS, VCTs, Entrepreneur's Relief)
  • a wide range of property transactions (whether land is purchased for development, investment or occupation, residential or commercial), for example advising on SDLT, VAT and capital allowances implications on sale/purchase of freeholds, let freeholds, grants, assignments, renewals of leases
  • general corporate tax and VAT issues
  • choice of business structure
  • general employment tax issues (including for non-executive directors, personal service companies and employee terminations)

Contact the experts

With offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, we can offer our corporate tax services either on a face-to-face basis, by post or email. Contact our team of specialists on 0333 323 5292 or send us an email. You can also fill out an online form and we will get in touch with you.

Further information

Buyback of Shares
How low values can benefit individuals for tax
Money Purchase - Trust or Contract based Pension Schemes?
Positive news for companies offering share options
Share-Based Incentives
Sharing business success with your employees

Gain the Law of Advantage

With Lupton Fawcett Denison Till on your side, you're taking control. Contact us today.

Enquiry Form

Please complete this form to make an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at corporate@lf-dt.com

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Testimonials

  • I have been working with Lupton Fawcett Denison Till since 2000 in the areas of corporate finance, litigation and employment. I would rate them the equal of any of the larger London firms in their professionalism with the added advantage of superb customer service allied to excellent communication throughout any project, however complex. All the work undertaken has always had a successful outcome because they have always made the right calls as to whether to proceed or not.

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    Peter Howard-Jones

    I have known Dan for a number of years and he has been a valuable source of commercial advice across a wide range of issues.

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    Dirk Mischendahl, Logistik Limited
  • Dan has carried out a number of share structure matters on behalf of Age Partnership and its subsidiaries. He is an individual I rate highly, deals with matters in a factual way with minimum fuss and is an excellent communicator. I have recommended Dan to others and have had similar feedback. A very good choice of solicitor in my opinion.

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    Andrew Thirkhill, Age Partnership Limited

    Dan has been a trusted source of support and knowledge since we started our business six years ago. He has acted for us from day one and his attention to detail and commercial approach allows him to quickly identify the key points that we need to focus on.

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    Glenn Cooper, Fresh Hospitality Limited
  • I instructed Dan in relation to the sale of my company to SIG plc. The very thorough and professional service offered by Dan and his team brought much confidence and comfort to our side of the negotiating platform. A first class job!

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    Ian Meathrel, Ex-Managing Director United Trading Company (UK) Limited

    Having Giles Clegg acting for us at director level, with this wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers.

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    Henry Robinson
  • Jonathan Oxley is an invaluable sounding board with a can-do attitude.

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    Chambers and Partners

    I first came across Kevin Emsley in 1988, but it was only when I was appointed to the board of Renew Plc - in 2006 that we began working together. We have worked together on several projects both large and small. Kevin recently advised Renew Holdings Plc on the acquisition of Lewis Civil Engineering, an £8m transaction to buy a Welsh family based business It was important to Renew Plc that the deal was carried out efficiently, but also that the lawyers were able to empathise with a family run business. Kevin Emsley was a natural choice as he has a lot of experience with companies like ours. In contrast to some of the bigger law firms, we found that his personal approach very reassuring, and it made for a constructive rapport throughout.

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    John Samuel, Group Finance Director, Renew Holdings Plc
  • There's an old saying that a company is only as good as the last piece of advice they've given you. I have to say, all the advice that we've received from Lupton Fawcett has consistently been spot on. The main thing that differentiates the firm is their professional yet personal approach; you have people to talk to and rely on for the best possible legal guidance. Kevin in particular is a great mentor, and in fact everyone we've dealt with at Lupton Fawcett has proved to be worth his or her weight in gold. If this is the standard of practice across the whole firm then it certainly gives them the competitive advantage. Based on my personal Experience with the firm, I'd be happy to recommend them for commercial guidance.

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    Ken Brook-Chrispin, Chief Executive and Chairman, Seabrook Crisps

    Andrew provided us with excellent legal advice and brought a commercial view to what was a complex legal transaction. He understood our objectives and worked extremely hard to help us achieve them. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.

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    Duncan Salt, Director, HTC Plant Limited
  • Andrew and his colleagues at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till were accessible and they provided us with excellent advice throughout the cross-border transaction. We would recommend the services of Andrew and his team to others.



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    Andrea Pappagallo, Vice President, Federal-Mogul Inc

    I was delighted with the advice and support which Andrew Lindsay, Head of Corporate Finance at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till and his colleagues provided throughout this transaction. They clearly understood the process and were pragmatic and proactive in their approach. I would certainly recommend them.

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    Tony Denton, Director, Batchelors of Ripon
  • Andrew's involvement in the negotiations helped us secure a very beneficial outcome for both Empowering Wind MFC Limited and Middlesbrough FC.

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    Paul Millinder, Managing Director, Empowering Wind MFC Limited

    Max is an excellent lawyer who knows my businesses inside out and always deal with my requirements promptly, efficiently and I can always rely on him to just 'sort it out' for me.

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    John Hill, Hill Care Group
  • We have known the Corporate Team at Lupton Fawcett for many years and they have assisted the Crossroads Group on a number of commercial transactions. The most recent acquisition by the Group was, in my experience, one of the most complicated and sensitive deals that I have been involved with. The Corporate Team, led by Michele Phillips, performed in a highly professional and efficient manner and I have no doubt that their assistance was a major contributory factor in us closing our latest acquisition deal.

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    Andrew Fletcher, Crossroads Group Limited

    Martin provided not only spot on and instant legal advice, but he also came with a masterful and passionate negotiation technique - I'm glad he was on our side!

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    Richard Hunt, CEO, Agility Multichannel Limited
  • Martin Frost and his team provided invaluable guidance to me through every step of the sale process and provided me with peace of mind in what could otherwise have been a very stressful period. If you are selling your business these are guys you want on your team.

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    John Keen, Former MD, Ings House Nursing Home Limited

    Giles and his team were invaluable to us, showing outstanding attention to detail coupled with a commercial and pragmatic approach where necessary.

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    Peter Watson, Managing Partner, Simpson Millar