Julia Cockroft > Bristows LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bristows LLP

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Tax, Corporate and tax


Senior Associate in the tax team, Julia has over eight years’ experience advising on a range of property and corporate tax matters. Having passed the Chartered Tax Advisor exams in 2012, Julia is now an active member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and sits on the CIoTs New Tax Professionals Committee.

Julia has advised UK and overseas corporates, pension funds, real estate investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds and partnerships on a varied range of tax issues. Specialist areas include advising on M&A deals and other corporate/commercial transactions, often with a cross-border element. Real estate transaction taxes form a significant part of her practice and in this field Julia has advised institutional landlords, tenants and property developers on SDLT, the construction industry scheme, direct taxes and VAT (including work on student accommodation and residential developments).

Julia also frequently acts for entrepreneurs and start-ups and has developed a particular specialism in SEIS and EIS qualifying fundraisings. Julia also provides advice on employee incentives and tax efficient exits in the SME sector.


LLB hons (law) University of Nottingham
LPC, Nottingham Law School
CTA Chartered Institute of Taxation

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Bristows LLP‘s group has expertise in tax issues arising from the structuring of corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. It is particularly active in the technology, life sciences, media and luxury brands sectors. Practice head Miranda Cass works with senior associate and real estate tax expert Julia Cockroft.