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DWF

BRIDGEWATER PLACE, WATER LANE, LEEDS, LS11 5DY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

John Toon

Tel:
Work +44 (0)113 261 6000
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I am a Partner and Head of Commercial Tax.

Position

Partner

Career

I head a multidisciplinary team of ten tax specialists, offering individuals and businesses expertise in planning for direct and indirect taxes and customs and excise duties, as well as providing clear direction in tax dispute resolution.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

At DWF, director Caroline Colliston (who is dual-qualified as a solicitor and chartered tax adviser) covers a broad spread of matters, including transactional support on M&A and private equity deals, as well as share schemes, HMRC inquiries and investigations, and LBTT advice. Colliston was part of a cross-practice team which advised Edwin James Holdings Limited on its £24m acquisition of WT Parker Holdings Limited, and she also assisted Dundee City Council with the sale of Dundee Energy Recycling Limited to MVV Environment. In addition to supporting members of other departments (such as corporate and real estate) in Scotland, Colliston also works closely with Leeds-based UK commercial tax head John Toon.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Lester Wilson leads DWF’s department and specialises in M&A work, equity capital markets issues and corporate finance mandates. His clients span listed companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs, private equity houses and venture capitalists. Other noteworthy individuals include banking partner Chris Ramage and corporate tax specialist John Toon.

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Corporate tax

Within: Leading individuals

John Toon - DWF

Within: Corporate tax

DWF’s ‘dedicated practice’ provides ‘a great service with a responsive and knowledgeable team of individuals who give the best commercial guidance’. John Toon leads the group and specialises in property fund work and private equity issues; he is closely supported by senior associate James Cashman in Manchester who handles employee incentives, and Birmingham-based  Jon Stevens. Toon’s recent work includes advising Tatton Asset Management on its pre-IPO reorganisation, assisting Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority with the tax elements of the termination of the Greater Manchester Waste PFI project, and acting for Assura on the tax aspects of its acquisition of multiple property SPVs. Learning Technologies, Wm Morrison and Cornwall Council are also clients.

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