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Birketts LLP¬†provides ‚Äėgood response times and quality advice without London prices'. It handles structuring and transactional tax advice¬†for companies and individuals, tax-efficient structures for strategic land development, contentious matters, tax issues arising from employee incentive schemes, the structuring of agricultural businesses and matters arising from investments in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS). Corporate tax specialist and senior associate Karl Pocock¬†leads the practice. He advised shareholders of marine geophysical survey, offshore geotechnical services and environmental survey group Gardline Holdings Limited on tax elements of its ¬£30m sale.¬†Senior associate and head of employee incentives¬†Lisa Hayward¬†is highly recommended. She acted for shareholders of Cornwall Insight Limited on tax matters relating to performance-based incentives. Senior associate¬†John Kahn, who joined from underwriters Marketform, is also recommended.

Mills & Reeve LLP¬†¬†is¬†‚Äėa highly professional multi-disciplinary firm with expertise in a range of specialist land and tax-related areas'.¬†Consultant¬†Christopher Townsend¬†is the key contact in Cambridge, where 'responsive and personable' principal associate and tax specialist¬†Matthew Short¬†is highly recommended for providing 'high-quality advice in a straightforward way'.¬†The practice gained considerable experience with the recruitment of consultant¬†Robert Kent, who was previously a tax partner at¬†Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP¬†¬†. The firm has a long list of high-profile clients that includes Trinity College, Cambridge,¬†Orchard Street Investment Management, Oxford University Endowment Management, First Property Group, and¬†Exeter College, Oxford. For¬†Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation, Short handled the tax matters arising from the sale of a long-term leasehold interest in¬†Cranborne House student accommodation block to Campus Living Villages, for which funding was arranged through an income strip with Aviva. Short also acted for developer¬†Urban&Civic on a series of commercial and residential development transactions at the Enterprise Campus and at Alconbury Weald.

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