There is a wealth of complex tax issues which businesses and their owners face; particularly as a result of ever-changing tax legislation.

Our team of lawyers understand the tax issues that may affect our clients at the corporate , director, shareholder and individual level. We help our clients make the best use of tax efficiencies and savings through strategic advice tailored specifically to their individual requirements.

We act for a varied client base including entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, large organisations, individuals, partnerships and companies, whether based in the UK or overseas.

Our team can assist you in relation to the tax aspects of share sales and purchases, advise on the Stamp Duty Land Tax consequences of buying land or property in the UK, or highlight the employment tax issues that may need to be navigated when giving an employee shares. 

We assist a range of businesses and organisations in a variety of sectors, ranging from agriculture, property developers and technology companies; whether they have a VAT query, need assistance with reorganising their business, or are looking to raise tax incentivised investment.

We also advise charities and not-for-profit clients on the tax consequences of construction projects, sponsorship arrangements and trading activities (including the use of trading companies). We also assist charities and not-for-profit clients to highlight the potential tax liabilities that may arise from selling land for development, including specific anti-avoidance rules that can create unexpected tax consequences.

Our team’s experience was accumulated in a variety of law firms: international, national and regional.  We therefore have a great deal of experience dealing with a wide range of clients and a variety of different situations: this ensures that we meet our clients needs in a friendly, efficient and commercial manner. 

Legal 500 UK 2022 Top Tier

Key contacts

Karl Pocock

Partner - Head of Corporate Tax

+44 (0)1603 756544

+44 (0)7772 069178

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The corporate tax practice at Birketts LLP has 'in-depth knowledge wrapped in a blanket of commerciality'.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]