Paul Causton

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Private Client, Bournemouth.

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An introduction to Paul

Paul is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a member of STEP and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in the UK Taxation of International Clients.

A former Law Society Council Member he lectures from time to time on mainly taxation matters. He advises on most aspects of taxation, including business and agricultural property relief, excluded property trusts and various other off shore and non domiciliary issues affecting inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax.

Paul also advises on the tax aspects of various corporate transactions such as mergers and demergers.

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  • inheritance tax
    inheritance tax planning particularly involving the use of trusts and various reliefs and exemptions
  • Capital Gains Tax
    planning for Capital Gains Tax including advising non residents and non domiciliaries
  • income tax
    income tax planning
  • property trusts
    use of excluded property trusts – taxation aspects
  • trusts
    trusts generally both onshore and offshore
  • corporate reorganisations
    taxation aspects of corporate reorganisations including stamp duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • lease strategies
    reversionary lease strategies
  • entrepreneurs relief

In Practice

  • property trusts
    dismantling of pre-existing excluded property trusts
  • Capital Gains Tax
    incorporation exercise to reduce liability to Capital Gains Tax on sale of development land
  • minority shareholder
    advice to minority shareholder on company sale resulting in the indefinite postponement of multi million pound tax liability
  • minority shareholder advice
    advice to minority shareholder on company sale resulting in the indefinite postponement of multi million pound tax liability
  • cross appropriation
    utilising power of cross appropriation in a trust to enable reliefs to be used more than once
  • deed of variation
    deed of variation to avoid inheritance tax reservation of benefit rules
  • corporate demergers
    advising on tax aspects of corporate demerger particularly gaining tax advantage from the de-grouping charge rules refinancing of existing offshore structures


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