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Brodies LLP

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What the team is known for

High-calibre group that excels in tax planning and structuring for real estate transactions and investments. Particularly sought out for its in-depth knowledge of stamp duties, VAT and capital allowances. Also provides exemplary counsel on the tax elements of M&A transactions, private equity deals and corporate restructuring. Well placed to advise investors, developers and real estate funds on land taxation matters. Recent areas of activity include tax litigation.

Strengths

A client says: "I find the Brodies team to be commercially and legally on point, incredibly responsive and just very fun and easy to deal with."

Sources note: "They bring the value-add without us having to ask or demand it, and that keeps them ahead."

Another adds: "Brodies are clearly leaders in this field ‒ their advice is considered, concise and born out of intimate knowledge of the subject matter."

Work highlights

Acted for Drum Property Group and Stamford Property Investments on two separate forward-funding development projects at Candleriggs, Glasgow, valued at around £150 million.

Notable practitioners

Alan Barr works on the full range of tax matters, including real estate tax issues. His clients include corporations and individuals.

Bob Langridge advises an array of corporate and real estate clients. He has specialisms in corporate restructurings, complex real estate and funds.
"He has a good style where he can be both formal and informal and you can bounce ideas off him before you start spending money." "Bob is clear and precise, giving the full picture of all of the tax considerations in play on our matter." "He is very good at getting across the detail while also having a good sense of the strategic considerations at play."

Isobel d'Inverno is a leading lawyer in the Scottish tax market. Her practice covers issues such as Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax.
"She's responsive, she gets us the information we need in a timely fashion and she has a commercial attitude to the issues that arise.""She has a very extensive knowledge of tax." "Isobel d'Inverno is very good at seeing through the noise and making clear recommendations to her client on the key issues."

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Overview

Our lawyers, chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers have the experience and specialist skills to provide clients with pragmatic and technically astute advice on UK and Scottish taxes.

From standalone tax planning and compliance advice, to comprehensive transactional support, we understand how tax considerations fit within a broader commercial picture and provide tax advice on any area of your business or personal activities.

We advise on the tax aspects of company acquisitions, disposals and reconstructions, and commercial property transactions and, particularly in recent years, we have been heavily involved in the tax optimisation of insolvency-related transactions and restructurings.

We also provide tax consultancy services to accountancy and other legal firms, particularly in relation to property tax issues.

Our corporate tax experts are closely involved in several tax consultation groups which liaise with HM Revenue & Customs and with the Scottish Government in relation to the new Scottish Taxes.Team members sit on the Law Society of Scotland Tax Committee, the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group, the Scottish Property Federation and the Stamp Duty Land Tax Working Together Group.

Tax

Brodies LLP

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Location

Capital Square, 58 M

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8BP

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Isobel d'Inverno
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