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Sara Maccallum

Sara Maccallum

Senior Partner

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7079 8172
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Sara is the Senior Partner and head of the commercial tax group. She has been advising private clients at Boodle Hatfield for over fifteen years with particular emphasis on integrating the tax requirements of their business life into their overall planning strategies. She specialises in providing full service transactional advice and commercial tax planning advice to private clients who are owner-managers or stakeholders in family businesses, whether they hold their interests through onshore or offshore vehicles, as well as trust companies, property developers, investors and entrepreneurs. She advises on all the tax aspects of corporate and property transactions including Stamp Duty Land Tax and VAT.

Recent projects

  • Advising a set of offshore trustees on a buy back of shares in a UK company and achieving a significant saving of tax through a restructuring of their holding.
  • Advising a family business on a business reorganisation involving the creation of new shares which can be freely transferred without immediate tax cost.
  • Advising a family business group on a division of the disparate businesses into a trading and non trading group which could then be partitioned between the family
  • Advising a UK group on the rationalisation of a basket of loans without adverse tax charges arising
  • Advising on the demerger of a trading enterprise from an investment trading group without tax cost, clearing the matter with HMRC and ensuring that growth of value is eligible for business reliefs.
  • Design and implementation of a new trading strategy for a property investor in an SDLT efficient manner
  • Setting up a property investment structure allowing UK individuals to invest in Bulgarian development property
  • Advising on the tax aspects of a new strategy to dispose of residential land without enfranchisement
  • Advising a property trading LLP on the SDLT aspects of the incorporation of a data centre business

Qualifications /Education

  • University of Manchester. Sara was awarded three law prizes and a scholarship whilst studying.
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 1991
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (ATII: Distinction, Avery Jones Medal)

Memberships

  • Association of Taxation Technicians
  • British Property Federation (BPF) Tax Committee

Recent awards

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Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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