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.
- 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
“Ranked in Chambers Global 2012, 2013 and 2014, earning praise for his knowledge of international tax matters.”
“Bright, thorough and efficient.”
“Impresses with his knowledge of both UK corporate taxation and international tax.”
“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.”
My recent publications
Insights / Proposed changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax Rules in England
HMRC are currently consulting on potential changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rules for mixed use property purchases and Multiple Dwellings Relief. If introduced these changes will have important tax consequences for future property purchases.
Insights / Freeports: how do they benefit businesses in the UK?
23-04-2021 / Maritime
In the 2021 Spring Budget, Rishi Sunak announced the creation of eight Freeports in England. These Freeports offer potential incentives for businesses located in such zones to benefit from tax breaks, the ability to import and export goods free of tariffs and reduced administrative burdens. They may also provide opportunities for businesses supporting these activities, including shipping companies, construction companies and service providers.
Insights / Domicile and issues of taxation
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.
Insights / Domicile remittance basis
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.
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.
Insights / Ince Brexit Q&A Series
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.
Insights / Brexit Q&A: Tax
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.
News / Multilateral approach
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
News / SDLT changes 2016 – stamping out investment?
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.