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.

He 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.

He has 25 years tax experience, much of which has involved advising international clients with complex tax affairs, at both personal and corporate levels.  His work includes pre-UK arrival tax planning for non-UK domiciled individuals immigrating to the UK, utilising tax reliefs, setting up tax efficient trust structures and corporate restructuring. He also advises clients leaving the UK, particularly in relation to the Statutory Residence Test and the Temporary Non-Residence Rules. Much of our wok originates from the MGI network, which greatly enhances our international tax offering.

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.