John is a partner working within the Tax and Private Client teams at Schofield Sweeney.
He is a solicitor and chartered tax adviser (2007) and was admitted as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in January 2014.
John combines the disciplines of being a corporate tax lawyer with private client practice to have specialities in preparing tax and estate planning reports for high net worth clients, advising on business succession arrangements and implementing HMRC approved share schemes. He drafts Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney predominantly for the owner managers of SMEs and provides tax advice on SDLT, ATED, VAT and inheritance tax.
He has undertaken business development marketing to accountancy firms and financial advisers, including technical presentations and articles published in Tax Adviser and Taxation. He has also presented seminars in relation to business succession, family investment companies, cross option agreements and business trusts.
John has written a leading practitioner textbook on SDLT the sixth edition of which will be published by Claritax Books in 2019. He has written numerous articles on SDLT and has spoken at conferences and events in relation to SDLT; most notably at the CIOT Autumn Residential Conference in September 2018. You can also read the Q&A John did with the Yorkshire Post here