Our tax and reward team is consistently recognised as one of the leading tax advisory practices in the UK. Forming part of a wider Macfarlanes tax offering including private client and tax litigation we represent a comprehensive solution to the tax and reward needs of our clients.

Our broad practice serves a diverse client base, including listed and large privately owned groups, investment fund managers and entrepreneurs. We act as these clients’ trusted adviser and help them achieve their commercial objectives.

Our team includes specialists covering employment and mobility tax, VAT, transfer pricing, valuation, operational tax and tax risk management. We also have a policy team to facilitate engagement with HMT, HMRC, FCA and other relevant bodies on tax and reward matters for the benefit of our clients and the industries they operate in.

The vast majority of our work has an international element. We regularly provide the tax advice for transactions with little or no connection to the UK. We can do this because of our cross-border experience and the relationships we have with leading independent tax practices across the world.

As well as providing our clients with technical advice delivered in a responsive, proportionate and commercial way, we make available a wide range of additional tax related services to clients which represent an additional benefit of being a tax client of Macfarlanes.

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What people are saying


"They are technically very good but also very personable, user-friendly and hard-working"

Chambers UK 2019

"They have a great attitude and approach to work coupled with strong technical expertise and commerciality."

Chambers UK 2018

"They are always responsive and solution-focused."

Chambers UK 2018

"The team… has dedicated practitioners in specialist areas such as transfer pricing and VAT, which have been strengthened by the arrivals of new practice heads."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Very impressed with the level of professionalism and high availability of the whole team while working against the clock."

Chambers UK 2017

"They provide excellent service and they're particularly strong on tax."

Chambers UK 2017