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Real Estate

Stephen Coleclough is uniquely positioned to provide advice regarding stamp duty, land tax, LBTT and EU and UK real estate law.

Financial Services

A leading expert on financial tax, Stephen Coleclough has over 30 years’s experience with VAT law and dealing with ultra-high net-worth individuals.

Online Businesses

Stephen Coleclough is a global expert on tax matters for online businesses, including the burgeoning gaming industry.

Why choose Stephen Coleclough?

Stephen Coleclough

Industry-leading service

Caesium International provides unrivalled tax consultancy which is backed up by an extensive support network.

Stephen Coleclough

Unparalleled experience

Previously a lawyer, Stephen Coleclough boasts over 30 years’ industry experience, including roles as an expert witness and other prominent international positions.

Stephen Coleclough

Strong technical knowledge

Combining strong technical expertise with an ability to communicate complex ideas in simple terms, Stephen Coleclough is adept at tackling multi-faceted problems while avoiding litigation and disputes.

We're solution-focused and believe all problems are solvable

Find me a lawyer who…

  • Will build a fence and sit on it
  • Is even handed, that is says “on the one hand,… but then on the other…”
  • Will give me ten reasons why I cannot do what I want
  • Says “we always do it this way”
  • Makes sure I pay the most tax possible

… said nobody. Ever.

We start from the premise that all problems are solvable.

It may be that the cost / benefit analysis says it is not worth it in which case you are making an informed choice.

It may be you have been looking at the wrong problem or at the wrong end of it.

We look at things differently, which means we could find the answer in unexpected places.

Who we work with

  • Families and family businesses with people or businesses in more than one country
  • The internationally mobile
  • Non-UK resident trustees and their UK beneficiaries
  • Those who find their expensive advisers are, to use a Dutch saying, “Holier than the Pope”
  • Those looking for someone to protect their rights and argue their case for them
  • Accountancy, law and tax advisory firms who need
    • a difficult client issue resolved
    • support in an enquiry
    • technical advice
    • a second view
    • risk management etc

Skills

Creativity

We find creative solutions to complex tax problems

Thinking

This seems to be a disappearing skill with people just doing what they always did and not asking simple questions like “why?”

Clarity

Clarity of explanation is important for us (we like pictures and diagrams)

Strategy

We follow strategic thought – especially in tax controversy work

Experience

We have experience in many industry sectors – including universities and other public sector bodies

Expertise

Our expertise is second to none

What we do

Specialties

We specialise in areas such as IHT planning for UK domiciled persons and non-UK resident trusts.

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Tax planning

Prevention is better than cure, so make sure your documents reflect what you are actually doing (it helps).

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Controversy

Disputes against HMRC are unique in many ways. Our approach focuses on getting the cash.

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Values

Stephen Coleclough
  • Tax is not the most important thing in the world.
  • We will listen to find the cause of your tax problem, and not just deal with the tax problem.
  • If your tax position is not broken, we will not try to fix it.
  • It is highly unlikely one magic bullet will solve all of your problems.
  • We only advise, we do not decide or act as principals.
  • We want you to sleep at night and all our advice is prepared on this basis.

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