We advise on all aspects of UK taxation, cross border taxation, estate planning, VAT, stamp duties and employee tax solutions including share options.

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Philippa Roles

Philippa Roles

UK tax law is becoming increasingly complex, and the vastness of its scope and ability to permeate every aspect of our daily dealings is eye-watering. Get it wrong, and you can find yourself on the receiving end of substantial penalty and interest charges; not to mention the reputational consequences.

We are an established and experienced team able to offer individuals, trusts, charities and businesses of whatever size clear and comprehensive tax advice covering the full spectrum of UK tax. Our aim is to help you to understand your tax position and to plan accordingly; but to do so only fully within the bounds of what Parliament intended when it enacted the relevant tax code.

The areas of work covered by the group include advising on UK tax issues associated with:

  • providing tax legal opinions on a variety of technical topics including: transfer of assets abroad legislation, asset pooling, trusts and corporate residency
  • share sales and purchases (including stamp duties)
  • asset sales and purchases (including capital allowances and VAT)
  • demergers and reorganisations (from initial planning and clearance applications through to carrying out and fully documenting the restructuring)
  • joint ventures (including property development ventures)
  • setting up investment fund structures (such as EIS)
  • cross-border transactions (including VAT and the impact of double tax treaties and withholding tax)
  • capital gains tax planning for individuals and corporates
  • inheritance tax planning and advice
  • employee incentivisation solutions (including growth shares and share options)
  • entrepreneurial tax reliefs (including planning to achieve Entrepreneurs' Relief)
  • tax efficient cash extraction from businesses

What clients have said about the tax team:

“The corporate and tax team always provide us with advice that is clear and practical, however technically complex it might be. Our needs are very seldom straightforward but the support we enjoy is always timely, in good humour and designed with the real world in mind…”

Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP 

"The Corporate and Tax team have really exceeded expectations for my Growing Group, which have complex commercial and tax ingredients. The degree of technical and commercial advice has been outstanding. Phillippa Roles in researching, refining and executing group tax planning has provided clear explanation and remains an essential ingredient of what is a very compelling strategy. The partnership of the Group with Field Seymour Parkes continues to grow and prosper after fourteen years."

Mark Holden, Chairman, Ultimate Holdings