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How tax structures can offer opportunities for your real estate portfolio

Jonathan Riley |

1.) Now is a good time to review existing structures Over the years, structures have been created to hold residential real estate that are no longer fit for purpose. Typically, this might involve residential real estate being owned by an offshore company that in turn is owned by an offshore trust. In past years these […]


CGT reform

Helena Luckhurst, Helen Cox, Mark Spash, Jonathan Riley |

On 13 July the Chancellor wrote to the Office of Tax simplification requesting that it reviews capital gains tax and those elements of corporation tax that relate to chargeable gains.  This is not an unexpected development and it follows closely a consultation in respect of proposed inheritance tax reform. The rate of CGT for higher […]


Trustee Update – June 2020

Jonathan Riley |

Our private client team have identified and reviewed a number of recent trust related development, that may be relevant to you including trust related litigation, tax reform and tax residence. To read more click here.   


Have you sold or bought on the basis of an earn-out? The present downturn might lead you to renegotiation but keep in mind the tax consequences…

Jonathan Riley |

An earn-out arrangement is one where all or part of the price for acquiring a business is based on the business’s future performance.  This part of the price is unascertained at the time of completion and is typically measured by the increase in one or more metrics over a period of time.  For example, the […]


Fladgate appoints a new Head of Private Wealth

Sunil Sheth, Grant Gordon, Richard Reuben, Jonathan Riley |

Fladgate today announces the appointment of Jonathan Riley as the Head of its Private Wealth group starting on May 1st 2020.  Jonathan was previously a Partner at Michelmores and built his career at Macfarlanes and Allen & Overy; Jonathan will head a team of 16 Partners at Fladgate. Fladgate’s Private Wealth group currently advises on […]