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Keith M Gordon MA(Oxon) FCA CTA(Fellow)

Keith is available:

 

  • to appear in all Courts and Tribunals or
  • to provide written opinions and to advise in a meeting ('in conference') or over the telephone. 
  • For a summary of Keith's recent Court appearances, click here.


Other recent work includes:

Procedural issues

  • Ensuring unlawful discovery assessments are vacated
  • Challenging excessive information notices
  • Advising on closure notices


Income tax and NICs

  • Advice on personal residence and domicile
  • Applicability of the settlements legislation
  • Considering relevance of IR35 legislation to proposed arrangement
  • Advising on inappropriate use of benefits code by HMRC
  • Challenging HMRC assertion that PAYE must be operated by non-resident company
  • Arguing status of workers as non-employees
  • Advising on effect of share-scheme rules to proposed sale of shares by directors
  • Advising on availability of loan interest relief following sale of business
  • Status of payments from employee trusts
  • Applicability of the transactions in securities provisions

 

Capital gains tax (and corporation tax on corporate gains)

  • Determining the timing of a disposal under a contract
  • Advising on effectiveness of cross options
  • Determining the allowable expenditure
  • Advising on availability of main residence exemption
  • Transfers between spouses
  • Development of site in garden

 

Corporation tax

  • Advising on availability of substantial shareholding exemption
  • Looking at application of substantial donors exemption
  • Considering applicability of intangible fixed assets regime
  • Applicability of the transactions in securities provisions
  • Definition of distributions

 

Inheritance tax

  • Considering the availability of business property relief
  • Dealing with transfers of value from close companies

 

Value added tax

  • Advising on triangulation (3-party contracts, intra-EU supplies)
  • Advising on VAT treatment on proposed surrender of lease
  • Dealing with interaction of Halifax and Lennartz principles
  • Recoverability of VAT on legal expenses


Keith has also advised in matters relating to:
alleged professional negligence
partnership disputes involving accountants
alleged negligence of staff provided by recruitment agencies
claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
employment law.

 

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