James joined Buzzacott in 2012 and is a Senior Manager specialising in tax for partnerships, companies and individuals in our Corporate Tax team.
James is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and advises on complex tax planning including business structures, profit extraction to the owners and the availability of tax reliefs on certain transactions or expenses.
Recent projects include:
- Advising on Entrepreneurs’ Relief on the sale of a company and associated disposal of property
- Demerging a family group of companies to separate the property and trading companies of the group
- Advising on the extraction of funds from both onshore and offshore companies under a divorce settlement
On the personal tax side, James regularly assists new partners joining a partnership either from employment or as a lateral hire. He also provides advice on the availability of Entrepreneurs’ Relief on a business disposal and maximising available tax reliefs such as pension contributions and exit planning for departing partners and their plans for the future. James’ portfolio includes several large professional practices where he manages the preparation of self-assessment tax returns for all of the partners and the firms themselves.
James works closely with our Private Client Team to ensure that both business and personal tax implications are considered; and also our Financial Planning Team to assist with any investment opportunities.