Stephen is a Director in our Tax Consultancy Group and advises businesses and their owners on a wide range of matters, such as fundraising, optimising tax reliefs, managing tax risks, succession, exit planning and readiness, employee incentives and share schemes, and personal tax issues. He has significant experience in UK and cross border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and commercial property transactions.
Stephen’s clients have included large multinational listed groups, private equity funds and their investee companies, owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. He has a particular focus on real estate matters having been a member of the Scottish Property Federation’s Tax Committee for a number of years.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a tax specialist for two of the Big 4 accountancy firms and a leading law firm. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, and was previously also a practicing solicitor.