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Weightmans LLP

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Haydn Rogan

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Weightmans LLP

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Haydn joined the firm in October 2014 from DWF LLP. Haydn is a dual-qualified chartered accountant and solicitor, having originally qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC before pursuing a career in the law. He brings nearly 20 years' tax experience, having previously headed up the tax team at Cobbetts. Haydn advises on all aspects of corporate, employment and property tax matters and has a particular specialism in advising owner managed businesses and SMEs on corporate structuring and employee incentives.


PwC, corporate tax senior 1997-2002; Martineau Johnson, trainee solicitor/solicitor 2002-05; Cobbetts/DWF, director 2005-14; Weightmans, partner 2014-date.




Kingston University (1994 BA Accounting and Law (Hons) 2(:1)); Guildford College of Law (1995 LPC (commendation)).


Reading, cinema, rugby league and travel.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Weightmans LLP attracts a notable spread of work across its offices in Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. Led by Sean Crotty and Laurence Pritchard, the team acts for a broad base of public sector clients, such as local authorities and hospitals, and private companies. Among the firm’s areas of strength is games and interactive media; in 2016, managing partner John Schorah, Crotty, Patricia Grinyer and Haydn Rogan acted for Playground Games on its agreement with a major global publisher to develop a video game and related downloadable content. In another highlight, Pritchard led the advice to Swissport on the provision of ground handling services to airlines at airports in the UK. Martin Vincent and Vincent King are names to note in Manchester, while associates Victoria Robertson and Haroon Younis are key contacts in Leeds.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Leading individuals

Haydn Rogan - Weightmans LLP

Within: Corporate tax

Weightmans LLP’s ‘extremely knowledgeable and proactive team’ advises on tax aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals and tax-efficient corporate restructurings. Real estate-related tax is a key focus; areas of expertise include SDLT, VAT and capital allowances in relation to UK property transactions. It also advises public sector bodies on tax-efficient models for joint ventures and collaborative operations, and assists owner-managed businesses with the design and implementation of employee incentives. Highlights included advising the shareholders of Portgrade on the tax aspects of the £52.6m sale of Portgrade and its trading subsidiary, Afonwen Laundry, to Johnson Service Group. It also advised Sonoco on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Laminar Medica in the UK and the Czech Republic, from Clinimed Holdings. Bruntwood, Bibby Group and RealityMine are also clients. The ‘exceptionalHaydn Rogan has ‘a fantastic reputation’ and is also a chartered accountant. He has a particular specialism in advising owner-managed businesses and SMEs on corporate structuring and employee incentives.

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