Claire is an associate specialising in corporate tax, equity incentive arrangements and reward structures.
Claire advises on a broad range of transactional and advisory tax matters, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, real estate and employment related tax. She also advises on employee and management incentive arrangements, including design, implementation and any transaction-related implications.
Claire is a chartered tax adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Association of Tax Technicians and Share Plan Lawyers Group. She also sits on the committee of the Edinburgh branch of Women in Tax.
  • Advising on a range of buy and sell side M&A tax issues including tax warranties and indemnities, share option arrangements, employment tax risks and stamp duty.
  • Advising on real estate tax issues including VAT, SDLT/LBTT/LTT, CIS and capital allowances.
  • Advising start-up/ high growth companies on tax efficient share incentive arrangements.
  • Providing commercial and structuring advice on the incentive aspects of corporate reorganisations.
  • Preparing documentation for bespoke equity instruments for management and investors.