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Tax

Experience

When it comes to tax, you want to be sure you're getting it right first time. And, of course, you want to pay less tax while maintaining a robust compliance reputation.

The Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co Tax team is on hand to help, with comprehensive and clear advice on what is often a challenging and complex area of law.

Combining the skills of lawyers and chartered tax advisers, the eight-strong team advises on the full range of tax issues including corporate, real estate, dispute resolution, funds, individuals and trustees, private capital, employment. Clients can also count on our specialist tax teams in Paris and Monaco.

So, no matter how complex or international your tax situation, choosing Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co gives you access to a team that is:

  • Technically excellent - Clients describe team members as "highly professional", "a quick, no-nonsense lawyer" and "very good technically". Several individuals are recommended as 'standout' in Legal 500.
  • Proactive - By planning ahead, the team can ensure the efficient, practical and tailored application of tax legislation to your situation. Client feedback in Legal 500 highlights a "practical approach to complex problems and calm, assured manner".
  • Immersed in your chosen sector - The size of the team means you can call upon the right expert, including industry sector, who will be on the ground with you in any deal or situation.

Corporate and private clients alike turn to our team to solve their most pressing challenges. These include Development Securities plc, J Sainsbury plc, The Crown Estate, Cape plc, LaSalle Investment Managers, Legal & General, Circle Health plc, Whitbread plc, Sanctuary Housing, St Modwen Properties plc, Intu Properties plc, Threadneedle, Royal London and various international multi-million and billionaires.

Complex sale and leaseback

The team advised Peugeot Motor Company and Citroen UK on a £30 million complex sale and leaseback of a nine-property portfolio of showrooms including advice on TOGC treatment and SDLT reliefs.

UK's first-ever social impact venture capital trust

The team advised not-for-profit Social Finance on the launch of the UK's first-ever social impact venture capital trust. Set up to raise up to £20 million for onward investment in social enterprises, the fund is a joint initiative between Social Finance and the FSE Group. It is the first investment vehicle to allow retail investors to invest in businesses that put social impact at the heart of their objectives.

Student Accommodation Fund

Advised Coral Student Accommodation Fund on its joint venture with student accommodation provider Victoria Hall for the development of a new student accommodation scheme involving land swaps and the establishment of an offshore fund.

Innovative tax structures

The firm recently implemented a series of innovative structures on behalf of Middle Eastern, Bahamian, South East Asian and Latin American clients.

Key contacts

Lee Nuttall
Partner

Lee Nuttall

In particular I advise on the implementation of a wide range of tax-driven property funds and joint ventures. I am also a member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the VAT Practitioners Group and the Investment Property Forum.

Key contacts

Kate Worthington
Associate

Kate Worthington

  • Lee Nuttall
    Lee Nuttall
    Partner
  • Elliot Weston
    Elliot Weston
    Partner
  • Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy
    Partner
  • Kate Worthington
    Kate Worthington
    Associate

Media comments and client views

"Very supportive in helping us to get an investment product ready for the market. The team has gone the extra mile to provide advice and to conduct an efficient process"

"An established, organised and well-run organisation that prides itself on providing experts that can deal with a broad range of disciplines in the real estate space."