James Clerkin

James began his tax career in 1999, having attained a degree in History at UCL and post-graduate diplomas in Law and Legal Practice at the College of Law. He has built up extensive tax knowledge in a variety of areas, including corporate tax structuring and planning, business acquisitions and disposals, HM Revenue enquiries and disclosures, capital tax planning, de-enveloping UK residential property, tax on separation and divorce and Stamp Duty Land Tax reliefs.

James has developed a particular interest in the taxation of UK resident non-UK domiciled individuals, advising clients on pre-UK arrival tax planning and tax-saving opportunities such as Temporary Workplace Relief, Overseas Workday Relief, Business Investment Relief and the judicious use of Trusts as well as the UK’s various anti-tax avoidance rules.

Outside of work, James still enjoys the occasional game of football but these days mainly enjoys watching his children participate in athletics, cricket, rugby and football.