Andrew advises on a broad range of tax issues for companies, business owners and private individuals. A major part of Andrew’s work is advising on the transition of companies to employee ownership via Employee Ownership Trusts (“EOT”) and advising existing EOTs on issues involving the operation of the trust including the sale of the company owned by the EOT.

Andrew works with the Corporate teams across the whole firm to provide tax advice on their transactions including acquisitions, disposals and corporate group reorganisations plus advice on the adoption and implementation of share option schemes. He works collaboratively with other tax advisers to identify key issues and find mutually acceptable solutions. Andrew provides advice to the Property and Private Client teams on stamp taxes with particular emphasis on SDLT and LTT. Andrew was a member of the Welsh Government’s Tax Advisory Group and saw first-hand the development of LTT from inception to implementation. Andrew presents on share options and other employee incentives to the Chartered Institute of Taxation and regularly contributes to legal publications.

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What clients say

"Andrew is a very knowledgeable lawyer who always offers sound advice tailored to our business and circumstances."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Andrew has proved to be invaluable whilst guiding us through the employee ownership transition. We have been reassured throughout the process by Geldards professionalism and competence. I would recommend them to anyone contemplating an EOT."

Bruce Bollington, Lorax Limited

"The process of becoming Employee Owned seemed daunting at first. However we appointed Geldards at an early stage and Andrew and his team gave us very practical advice and made the complexities of the transaction a lot easier to understand."

Claire Gottwaltz, Celvac Vacuum

"We would wholeheartedly recommend other buyers in a similar position to reach out to Andrew. Moving house is always an expense and a hassle, but having an upfront chat on LTT with Geldards can often reduce both!"

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"We are most grateful to Andrew for his help and advice regarding a refund of overpaid LTT for a “mixed use” purchase and are very pleased with the successful outcome. We would certainly recommend Andrew to anyone needing guidance with LTT."

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