Corporate tax in North

Ward Hadaway LLP

Ward Hadaway is highly experienced in handling the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals, and private equity deals. In addition, practice head Paul Christian is an expert employee benefits, including employee share incentives. The department also regularly handles tax issues in conjunction with the firm’s private client team, especially on trusts law issues.

Practice head(s):

Paul Christian

Key clients

Inn Collection Group

Bannatyne Group Plc

Northumberland Estates


Total Capital Partners LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised Inn Collection Group on its management incentive plan.
  • Acted for eQuality Solutions Group on the management buy-out and a simultaneous acquisition of Amano Technologies.
  • Provided tax advice to Total Capital Partners LLP in relation to the private equity funder acquisition in the secondary buy-out of PCML Holdings.

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP handles the tax aspects of high-value corporate and property transactions; it is equally well-versed in tax structuring mandates. The team’s cross-disciplinary work also includes handling tax issues arising in the areas of banking, restructuring and employment law. Clients laud department head Jeremy Smith as ‘a very experienced corporate tax specialist’.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Smith


‘Deep subject matter knowledge with incredible service.’

‘Jeremy Smith. A very experienced corporate tax specialist who delivers time and time again.’

Key clients

Vertu Motors plc

REG Power Management



Commercial Estates Group

Resource Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Teesside-based department store Psyche Holdings on its sale to retail giant Frasers Group.
  • Advising Commercial Estates Group on tax issues relating to a number of land promotion agreements entered into with owners of land.
  • Assisted Crosspoint Holdings with the reorganisation of the corporate group to restructure debt obligations and to facilitate employee incentive arrangements.