Tax can be a high-risk area. Getting it wrong can be expensive.


The UK tax system is arguably the most complex in the world and Burness Paull's tax lawyers comfortably chart the regime on behalf of clients.

We help minimise the tax costs and risks faced by both businesses and individuals, bringing a commercial approach to a highly technical area, and offering sensible solutions to achieving tax-efficient results.

How Burness Paull's tax lawyers can help you:

We have developed a tax 'back-office' service which ranges from straightforward transactional tax support to assistance with more detailed tax planning and structuring.

The firm's tax lawyers provide tax advice across many sectors, advising UK and international companies, individuals and family businesses, local authorities and public bodies.

Working seamlessly with our market-leading corporate finance team, we deliver corporate tax advice on M&A activity, restructuring and private equity deals.

Burness Paull's tax lawyers also offer support on:

  • compliance
  • tax disputes
  • employee incentives
  • share schemes

An area of particular expertise is around property tax, providing our real estate team with full tax support. This ranges from structural advice at the outset of the deal through to post-completion overseeing of LBTT/SDLT, with the team working across all asset classes. With particular expertise in VAT and stamp taxes, the team has a unique insight into the current and emerging issues that impact property clients.

When it comes to tax issues affecting individuals, the firm's tax lawyers combine with our private client and corporate finance colleagues to provide a holistic service, taking into account business and personal objectives and advising them on tax-efficient ways to satisfy both.

In addition to advising clients as their sole tax adviser, we also work in conjunction with in-house tax departments and independent tax advisers.

Get in touch now to find out how we can help you with your tax needs.