Tax can be complicated and sometimes decisions made in a transaction can have unintended tax consequences if not properly advised from the start.
By involving our specialist Tax team from the outset, we can help to guide you through the complex legislative framework to a tax-effective solution without losing sight of the overall commercial parameters.
We recognise that tax is complex. Our aim is to help you understand the tax implications of your transaction and navigate you through this highly complex area of law, highlight the key issues and advise you on how these issues can be resolved.
The Tax team is headed by Melanie List who has over 15 years’ experience in tax in leading national and international law firms and accountancy firms. Together with a team of specialists across Lupton Fawcett (corporate, property, employment, business recovery and insolvency), Melanie is able to provide a full range of tax advisory services and help you in the following areas:
- Corporate Tax
- Commercial Property Tax
- Share options and Incentives
- Employment Tax
- Restructuring Tax
- Tax Efficient Investments including EIS, SEIS, VCT, SITR
- Tax Disputes
Whilst many of our clients have ongoing transactions with other teams around the firm, we are very happy to assist if you are looking for an external tax specialist. For example, if your transaction is being handled by your in-house team or other professional advisers (such as another law firm which does not have a tax team, or where there may be a conflict of interest resulting in the need for separate tax advice).
We can also put retainers in place for accountancy firms or other law firms who would like the comfort of a specialist tax team that they can call on from time to time to provide standalone advice or a second opinion.
For further information, please contact Melanie List, head of Tax at Lupton Fawcett.
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