John Forde is a partner in the tax group at Fladgate.

He advises on all aspects of UK taxation affecting businesses but with a particular emphasis on: corporate transactions and reconstructions; employee share incentives; and commercial property transactions (including VAT and SDLT advice and the setting up of property funds).

He also provides advice on personal tax matters including residence and domicile issues.

John acts for a wide range of clients, including individuals, SMEs and listed companies.

An example of one of the matters on which John has advised was the launch of a new property fund for Tritax. He helped design a tax efficient structure that maximised returns for the investors.

As well as a solicitor, John is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

He trained at Fladgate and qualified in 2007. He has been a partner since 2015.