Tax

"This is a very highly skilled team indeed … I would have no hesitation in recommending the team to any client that requires absolutely first class tax, trusts or probate assistance"

Legal 500 2023

"The Agriculture and Estates team at Michelmores are genuine specialists. They have a wealth of experience in agriculture both in terms of the law and the way the industry works."

Legal 500 2023

"Responsive, down to earth, pragmatic and commercial. A great team to work with."

Legal 500 2023

Tax advice for individuals and businesses

Our comprehensive suite of tax law services for individuals and corporate entities encompasses corporate tax, real estate tax, personal tax and share schemes.

We also provide bespoke tax, trusts and succession guidance for individual clients who prioritise private wealth management and preserving wealth down the generations.

We can support with tax compliance, tax planning and complex enquiries, as well as provide investigations support for high net-worth individuals, farming and landowning families, landed estates, trusts, business owners and property entrepreneurs (in the UK and international jurisdictions).

Last but not least, we advise on the full spectrum of employee incentive plans – including HMRC-approved and unapproved share schemes.

Forward-thinking, seamless support

Tax has emerged as an even more critical aspect of business and individual arrangements following the 2008 financial crisis. The tax landscape in the UK and across other jurisdictions continues to evolve, with increasing obligations. Working collaboratively with senior colleagues across our firm, we translate complex regulations into solutions for clients across all sectors.

When clients want clear, prudent advice on the most effective tax arrangements for themselves, their families or businesses, we’re ready to listen closely and advise on the best path forward.

Recent experience

Acting in connection with many of the most significant and sensitive landed estate, agricultural, and Prime and Super Prime property transactions of recent times, many entirely off market

Advising US citizens and US resident British expats with UK tax and estate planning advice.

Providing on-going advice to a considerable number of landed estates across England and Wales, and also acting as trustees for a considerable number of these.

Working with the owners of significant privately-owned family companies to ensure an effective succession to the control and capital value of the business.

Advising family shareholders on a £500m plus asset disposal programme.

Advising as to how best to structure the tax efficient receipt by a UK resident (US citizen) of capital distributions from an existing offshore structure.

Nuptial arrangements to protect family assets both before and after a marriage.

Advising non-domicilaries how best to structure assets before becoming UK resident including pre-arrival tax and remittance planning.

Advising a leading EIS Fund on its investments

Reputation management advice to high-profile listed plc director.

Advising founder of a healthcare technology business on corporate sale to a US buyer

Advising a private bank in respect of its standard documentation.

Providing family constitution advice to a client with a £30m family business and a disparate successor generation.

Our tax compliance team has worked with our tax planning lawyers to develop a comprehensive tax compliance and mitigation service.

Advising the trustees of a group of eight family trusts that own significant City property interests and investment portfolios in their management and strategic planning of the family’s wealth and related interests.

Managing a £50m distribution of limited partnerships interests; negotiating warranties, indemnities and advice as to the conditions on assignment.

Advising as to best practice for a Liechtenstein Foundation in view of the recent UK/Swiss tax agreement.

KEY CONTACTS
Richard Cobb
Richard Cobb
Senior Partner
TEAM
Max Nicholls
Max Nicholls
Senior Associate
Anthony Reeves
Anthony Reeves
Senior Associate
Jenna Fyfe CTA
Jenna Fyfe CTA
Tax Manager
Jessica Sanders
Jessica Sanders
Trainee Tax Advisor
Kerryann Widger
Kerryann Widger
Tax Assistant
Matthew Hiatt
Matthew Hiatt
Associate
James Frampton
James Frampton
Partner