Julian is a Partner in the Tax team.

A specialist Tax lawyer, Julian supports businesses and their owners on all elements of UK tax, working to devise tax-efficient strategies and structures aiming to achieve clients’ commercial objectives. In addition, Julian supports clients to resolve disputes with HM Revenue & Customs.

Julian’s clients include owner-managed and family businesses, publicly listed and private companies, selling shareholders, management buy-out teams, private equity firms and property developers and investors.

Recent examples of how Julian has supported clients include;

  • Advising a private equity firm on a complex series of investments in high-profile trading companies;
  • advising owners of a business on a tax-free sale to an Employee Ownership Trust, including a pre-sale reorganisation and refinancing;
  • being the retained tax adviser for a successful sports-based app business, advising on share structuring, financial investments, tax-efficient equity incentives for management, and acquisitions of partner businesses.
  • establishing  bespoke EMI share option arrangements, direct share awards, and Employee Share Ownership Plan arrangements, for key senior employees; and
  • overturning a multi-million pound IR35 tax assessment for a business providing out of hours GPs.