When it comes to business tax & VAT, experience counts.

We are a boutique law firm, experts in providing ‘City’ quality, specialist tax advice to businesses and professional services firms, such as other law firms and accountants.

We are senior, specialised tax and VAT lawyers and advisers. Our team of advisers have been partners at top City law firms and/or leading tax functions in FTSE 100 companies, so we understand what our clients want – we’ve been there!

Our tax & VAT services

Business tax advice

We are highly experienced corporate tax lawyers, giving tailored advice on all aspects of business tax, including transaction advice and contract negotiation. We help to ensure arrangements are structured tax efficiently, and advise on how to avoid the pitfalls:

  • Corporation tax

  • Capital gains tax (CGT)

  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) and stamp duty

  • Employment taxes

  • Transfer pricing principles

  • Income tax

VAT advice

Our VAT specialist lawyer can help you stay on target with VAT. We are uniquely placed to provide expert advice on value added tax with a depth of VAT knowledge which few other law firms can match. We can help with all aspects on advice on VAT and indirect tax, including:

  • negotiating the VAT issues in a contract

  • help with VAT-efficient structuring of your business arrangements

  • advice on whether VAT exemption could apply to your services, or how much VAT you can recover on your costs

  • international VAT and cross-border trade

Stamp duty and SDLT advice

Our experienced team can help you unravel your knotty stamp duty problems when acquiring property or property shares. Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax (SDLT) can add significant extra costs to your property or share purchase transactions. We can advise on:

  • stamp duty and stamp duty land tax pitfalls,

  • ways to help to prevent unexpected stamp duty or SDLT costs,

  • how to minimise the amount to pay,

always within the limits of the SDLT and stamp duty rules.


 Our tax experts

Our founders have a wide range of experience with corporate tax, VAT and property related tax issues.


Charles Goddard is a tax solicitor with over 20 years' experience of advising on the corporate tax aspects of a wide range of corporate and financial transactions. His clients range from multinational blue-chip institutions to private individuals. 

an excellent deal adviser
— Chambers & Partners

Linda Adelson is a solicitor who has specialised for over 25 years in all aspects of VAT and indirect tax. She has particular expertise in financial services and insurance-related VAT issues, including outsourcing transactions.

has ‘VAT in her DNA’ and significant in-house experience
— Legal 500

Contact a VAT or tax expert today

To arrange a free, no obligation consultation, 
call us on 020 3587 7800 or contact us via email.