Stuart is a corporate tax partner who specialises in tax issues related to complex and rapidly growing corporate entities.
He trained with a ‘Big 4’ firm in London and Bristol before joining a specialist tax consultancy in Bath as a corporate tax consultant, where he developed a senior advisory role advising a wide spectrum of clients from start-ups and niche businesses, to leading complex projects for clients such as Mulberry Group Plc and Crabtree & Evelyn Group.
He is head of the firm’s innovation & technology tax group which focuses on tax issues associated with intellectual property, the patent box regime, and R&D tax credits (proud to have been responsible for some of the firm’s largest claims). He also specialises in corporate and international business tax matters completing the prestigious CIOT Advanced Diploma of International Taxation in 2012, and the Transfer Pricing Certificate in 2013. Stuart is also experienced in complex leasing tax matters, share schemes and employment related securities, due diligence and vendor tax planning, de-mergers and corporate reconstructions, and capital allowances.
Stuart has a particular interest in US tax matters which he continues to study, and advises numerous UK clients on the traps for the unwary when using US LLC structures. He also spends time with clients helping them to work out how to best enter new markets, second UK employees abroad, and recruit foreign employees. He also works extensively with inbound and outbound clients looking at permanent establishment risk and transfer pricing issues.
Stuart is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a commerce graduate from the University of Birmingham.