Sharron is a specialist tax solicitor who has considerable commercial and real estate transactional tax experience. She has particular expertise in designing and implementing Stamp Duty Land Tax planning and mitigation structures which take into account the impact of other taxes, commercial driving factors and security issues and advising on VAT in the property development and investment sectors.
Sharron is a regular speaker on SDLT at conference and training events, has written for the special SDLT edition of the Tax Journal and is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.
- Structuring property acquisitions, disposals, development, finance and investment
- SDLT mitigation, planning and compliance
- VAT with particular expertise in the residential development sector
- Construction Industry Scheme
- Enhanced Capital Allowances
- Taxation for property companies, partnerships and REITs with both on and offshore focuses
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- DOTAS and handling disputes and enquiries with HMRC
- All UK tax issues, warranties and indemnities and tax compliance and clearances on corporate share sales and acquisitions as well as complex demergers and liquidations.
- Advising on the SDLT issues relating to a property held within a large Islamic Finance Structure
- Having the decision of a VAT office overturned by HMRC business unit for a major residential developer allowing the developer full VAT recovery on a significant project
- Advising on the sale of corporate entities by a large REIT
- Advising a large social housing provider on SDLT issues relating to the set-up and transfer of property to large investment funds
- Advising a large Insurance PLC on underwriting SDLT risks
- Advising on tax-efficient structure for the acquisition of large commercial investment property
- Advising on ‘design and build’ VAT recovery structure for residential purchase/redevelopment for property valued at £11 million
- Advising on SDLT saving structure on the acquisition of commercial development opportunity with a value of £100 million
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Sharron qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2011, she worked at the following firms:
- Davies Arnold Cooper
- HBJ Gateley Wareing
- Mills & Reeve