Background

If you are coming to the UK, Leigh can advise you on the tax implications of doing so, and on steps you should take before you come.

If you are buying or selling property, whether you are doing so for investment purposes or for your personal use, you need to consider tax upfront. Leigh will work with you to maximise your opportunities for relief and to help save you from paying more tax than you should. Leigh can advise you on the best way to structure inward investment and also on UK property development. He can help you, whether you are UK or non-UK resident, to avoid common pitfalls that can result in you paying more tax than is necessary.

In your business life, whether you are buying a business or selling a business, Leigh can advise you on the tax implications of what you are doing. He will work closely with your accountants to help you identify possible tax issues and to negotiate your tax position in your commercial agreements. When selling your business, he can help you receive your reward in the most tax efficient manner.

Leigh’s advice to entrepreneurs and corporate clients helps them understand potential tax implications as they grow and diversify. He can help you minimise potential tax liabilities of mergers and acquisitions, as well help you put in place new, tax efficient, incentive schemes.

If you have used other advisers, he can work with those advisers to carry their proposals into effect, using his expertise to ensure that the detailed implementation and documentation matches the tax planning.

Finally, if things have gone wrong, Leigh can work with you, advising you on disclosure and compliance, and negotiating with HMRC to agree a fair resolution of your tax affairs.


Recent experience

  • Drafting and negotiating tax documentation and advising the sellers on tax issues in relation to the £21m sale of Funkin Limited to AG Barr
  • Advising on the acquisition and funding of an £18m office block within London’s M25, with permitted development rights to convert it into 125 residential units
  • Advising on entrepreneur’s relief and tax advantaged share option schemes including implementing EMI Options and advising on employee shareholder shares
  • Advising UK and non-UK resident owners of high value UK residential property on the Stamp Duty Land Tax, Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings and capital gains tax