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Phil Melia

Tax Director

Phil is a tax director focussed on UK and international tax, with over 20 years’ experience, mainly within the Big 4 and in industry.

Dougy Agnew


Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.

Paul Clark


Paul provides tax advice and reporting services to Private Equity houses covering funds, carried interest, general partners, management entities and investor reporting including specialist knowledge of DIMF, IBCI, Limited Partnerships, Companies and LLPs.

Elaine Shiels


Elaine is a Partner and Head of Private Client Services in our Birmingham office.

Tax planning between now and 5 April 2017

18 January 2017

Tax reliefs and allowances are normally provided for a particular tax year. If not used by 5 April, they are lost. Now is the time to review what can be done to make full use of the allowances available to you.

HMRC announces crackdown on routine tax planning

01 June 2016

HMRC’s latest single departmental plan has just been updated, and announces (amongst other things) plans to invest in tackling tax evasion and non-compliance, improve customer services and increase prosecutions. However, a new commitment to tackle ‘tax planning’ marks a sea-change in HMRC’s approach…

Tweaks to the venture capital tax reliefs to meet EU state aid rules

08 July 2015

In the Budget 2015, the Chancellor announced certain changes to the venture capital tax reliefs which are being introduced to ensure that the reliefs comply with new EU ‘State Aid’ rules and that approval can in turn be provided by the EU.

Venture capital reliefs

Venture capital schemes remain a vital source of funding for growing businesses – from start-ups to those quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). However, the complexity of the schemes, and their related pitfalls, continue to increase.


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