In 2019 a report by the Institute for Government highlighted the “growing need to reform the UK tax system” describing it as “complicated, inefficient and beset with perverse incentives”. This complicated area of law requires specialist advisers who focus solely on navigating the tax system. We have over 40 tax advisers across the Gateley Group, comprising tax lawyers and private wealth lawyers within Gateley Legal and tax consultants within Gateley Capitus, providing expertise on all areas of corporate, personal and real estate tax matters.  

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Corporate tax and VAT

We see ourselves as the tax lawyers of choice to entrepreneurs and small corporates, providing technically robust and commercially sensible tax solutions which help our clients to manage their tax position. Find out more about our corporate tax and VAT service.

Real estate tax

The team has a strength as real estate tax advisers with particular expertise on the taxation of real estate investment, real estate development and urban regeneration. Find out more about our real estate tax service.

Capital allowances

We help clients that are buying, building, refurbishing or fitting out commercial property to maximise the capital allowances tax reliefs available. Our property surveyors work alongside our lawyers within Gateley Legal at each stage of the property investment lifecycle. Find out more about our capital allowances service.

R&D tax credits

We work with businesses – both SMEs and larger corporates – to understand what fiscal incentives are available to them in respect of research and development expenditure. For companies carrying out R&D there are some generous reliefs available through R&D tax incentives, Patent Box relief or both. Find out more about our tax efficient R&D service.

Share incentives

We advise owners, employees and management in companies of all types and sizes, from small-scale start-ups to larger corporates on share option arrangements including EMI, CSOP, SIP, LTIP, JSOP, growth in value shares, unapproved options, EBTs, director’s loans, bonus and salary sacrifice schemes. Find out more about our remuneration & incentive scheme service.

UK private wealth

Our private client lawyers regularly advise wealthy individuals across the UK – entrepreneurs and business owners, corporate professionals and lottery winners – on tax efficient estate planning, business structures and wealth protection. We have a particular expertise in working with business owners before they sell their business to ensure that the wealth created within the business is protected before the sale is completed. Find out more about our UK private wealth service.

International private wealth

We advise foreign individuals on all aspects of UK taxation, helping them before they move to the UK with pre-arrival tax planning and structuring or advice on acquiring or avoiding UK tax residency and domicile. We regularly advise on the intricacies of the remittance basis for individuals who are tax resident in the UK but domiciled outside the UK and the UK offshore anti-avoidance legislation. Find out more about our international private wealth service.