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Huw Witty

Partner, Head of Tax London T +44 (0) 20 7759 1528

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Huw Witty

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Huw has specialised in taxation since becoming a solicitor and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has over 20 years’ experience as a tax partner and has been head of tax at Richards Butler and more recently at Fladgate.

Huw is highly experienced in advising on the tax aspects of corporate finance, venture capital, property finance, property and capital market transactions and funds, and international private wealth.

He has also advised a wide range of sports clients including clients involved in motor sports and football, including planning involving image rights and tax efficient transfers of footballers. In addition, Huw has been involved in the resolution of a large number of tax disputes with HMRC for sports clients.

Huw gives incisive and innovative tax advice in a balanced and commercial manner and enjoy building strong business relationships with clients.

Case highlights

  • Advising on the tax aspects of listing a REIT
  • Advising on the re-domiciliation and restructuring of an international hotel group
  • Advising a Jersey based property development syndicate on the sale of several property development projects
  • Undertaking several tax litigation cases against HMRC


  • Chartered Institute of Taxation


  • Chambers Global - ranked in Chambers Global 2012, 2013 and 2014, earning praise for his knowledge of international tax matters.

My testimonials and accolades

Huw Witty

“Ranked in Chambers Global 2012, 2013 and 2014, earning praise for his knowledge of international tax matters.”

- Chambers Global

Huw Witty

“Bright, thorough and efficient.”

- Chambers Global

Huw Witty

“Impresses with his knowledge of both UK corporate taxation and international tax.”

- Chambers Global

Huw Witty

“Expert knowledge of the Spanish tax market, which combined with his knowledge of UK corporate taxation and international tax renders him a skilled and experienced tax lawyer.”

- Chambers Global

My recent publications

Insights / Domicile and issues of taxation

23-09-2020 /

Taxation is complicated at the best of times but for many people in the shipping industry who often work in a country other than the one where they were born or grew up, there are invariably added cross border complications.

Domicile and issues of taxation

Insights / Domicile remittance basis

03-07-2020 /

This article looks at the practical issues arising from the remittance basis. The remittance basis is an alternative tax treatment that's available to individuals who are resident but not domiciled or treated as domiciled in the UK and have foreign income and gains.

Domicile remittance basis

News / Chambers And Partners Shipping Guide 2020 by Ince

02-04-2020 / Maritime

The team at Ince recently contributed to the UK chapter of the Chambers And Partners Shipping Guide 2020, which has now been published.

Chambers And Partners Shipping Guide 2020 by Ince

Insights / Ince Brexit Q&A Series

12-12-2019 /

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union continues to create a complex and unprecedented level of uncertainty in the UK, the EU and beyond. It brings significant regulatory, financial and operational implications to individuals and businesses of all sizes.

Ince Brexit Q&A Series

Insights / Brexit Q&A: Tax

12-12-2019 /

In this Brexit Q&A Huw Witty provides details surrounding the topic of Tax. This includes borrowing costs, anti-avoidance rules and whether there will be a tax upside from Brexit.

Brexit Q&A: Tax

News / Multilateral approach

26-09-2017 /

Huw Witty's article was first published by Taxation Magazine on 21 September 2017A multilateral convention to combat tax avoidance must be good news, mustn't it Huw Witty considers its advantages and disadvantages

Multilateral approach

News / SDLT changes 2016 – stamping out investment?

04-01-2016 /

On 28 December 2015 HMRC issued a consultation document concerning the 3% extra stamp duty payable on “additional residential properties”, announced in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review, which has provided some guidance as to how the new rules may operate.

SDLT changes 2016 – stamping out investment?