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Addleshaw Goddard

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Michael Hunter

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Addleshaw Goddard


Partner specialising in corporate and property tax, advising on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, property development and investment, reorganisations and restructuring, joint ventures, tax disputes and employment taxes. Michael’s clients include Ivestec, The Hut, John Laing, Peel and Capita.


Trained Pinsent Masons; qualified 2000; made partner in present firm 2013. 1998-2011 Pinsent Masons LLP (senior associate); 2012-13 Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley (partner); 2013 to date Addleshaw Goddard (partner). Publications of note: ‘Back to Basics: Tax on Capital Contributions’; Tax Journal, 11 October 2013; ‘Group relief: a backgrough’; Tax Advisor, 16 December 2013; ‘VAT and Student Accommodation’; Tax Journal, 26 October 2011; ‘DV3 RS LP: Clarification or Complication’; Tax Journal, 14 April 2011; ‘A Dam Good Result’; Tax Journal, 14 December 2009; ‘After the Transaction’; Tax Journal 22 December 2008; ‘SDLT: An Unworkable Position’; April 2007, Practical Conveyancing; ‘VAT on Landlord Inducements to Tenants’; Tax Adviser, August 2005.


Chartered Institute of Taxation; core member of Property Taxes sub-committee of Chartered Institute of Taxation; Stamp Tax Practitioners Group.


St Ambrose College, Hale Barns (1992); Hertferd College, Oxford (1995 Modern History 2:1 (Hons)); Manchester Metropolitan University (1997 Common Professional Examination Commendation); Nottingham Law School (1998 Legal Practice Course, Distinction).

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Hunter - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Corporate tax

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘personal, friendly and pragmatic’ team delivers ‘technically strong’ advice across the real estate, private equity and financial services sectors, and is noted for its expertise in in VAT, energy sector tax issues, tax treatment of equipment leasing, tax aspects of insolvency and administration, fund structuring and governance issues. The practice acted for Phoenix Private Equity on structuring the reorganisation of Key Retirement Group and redemption of loan notes, and providing tax advice on the £200m sale and secondary buyout of Key Retirement Group to Partner Group. The team also advised Mark and Lucy Millar on the  sale of comic book company Millarworld to Netflix, which involved cross-border issues, IP taxation and personal tax planning advice. Aviva Life and Pensions, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Legal & General Pensions and Norcros are also clients. Department head Justine Delroy has ‘great technical knowledge and always seeks to suggest solutions rather than merely highlight problems’. Michael Hunter, who operates across the Manchester and Leeds offices, is experienced in energy transactions and managing associate Catherine Concannon specialises in corporate tax and employment tax matters.

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