Corporate Tax

The UK’s tax system is highly complex. The tax advice delivered by our corporate tax team is, in contrast, pragmatic and straightforward.

We are one of only six firms in Scotland to have a tax group ranked by Chambers and Partners & Legal 500. Clients tell us they find our approach to be professional, approachable and down-to-earth.

Our Corporate Tax partner, Ainsley MacLaren, is a chartered tax adviser and a qualified solicitor. Ainsley sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Tax Committee and the Scottish Property Federation Tax Committee, and is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners’ Group.

Our Experience

Our Corporate Tax team works with clients of all types from individuals to companies, large commercial organisations to charities. The advice provided may be focused around a specific transaction, or it may be stand alone tax advisory work. In all circumstances we understand that our tax advice must fit within your broader commercial objectives and we will work closely with our colleagues, or your other advisers, to achieve this.

  • Construction and infrastructure firms
  • Financial services organisations
  • Hotel management companies
  • Property developers and investors
  • Major national utility companies
  • Leading Scottish universities and higher education institutions
  • Charities
  • Transport and logistics companies
  • "Apart from her wider tax knowledge, Ainsley MacLaren is my go-to person in Stamp Duties and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts' tax lawyers are part of a larger team providing everything one would expect from a full-service firm, especially good technical expertise and knowledge."

    Legal 500
  • "Ainsley MacLaren is an absolute go-to expert for stamp duty, land and buildings transaction tax and stamp duty land tax."

    Legal 500
  • "Praised for the practicality and good sense which she brings to the table."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

Real Estate at MacRoberts

Our award-winning Property team has not only the specialist legal knowledge required to assist our clients, but also the sector experience and practical know-how acquired through many years of working on a wide variety of high-profile real estate projects across Scotland.

Latest updates from @MacRoberts

  • Would you like to work at one of Scotland’s leading law firms? We currently have a number of opportunities availabl… 21/06/2021
  • We currently have a vacancy for a Customer Due Diligence Administrator based in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Please shar… 18/06/2021
  • Maya Forstater received a lot of media attention around her tweets relating to her beliefs about sex, resulting in… 18/06/2021
  • Applications for our traineeships starting in 2023 are now open! Get your legal career off to the best possible sta… 18/06/2021
  • RT @DundeeAndAngus: Leading Scottish commercial law firm, @MacRoberts has advised BAM on the ‘game-changing’ Atlantic Square development in… 16/06/2021
  • This week on our new IGTV mini-series, giving an insight into what it’s like to begin a legal career during the pan… 16/06/2021
  • Self-employed status: What does the Uber case really mean? 🚖 Kenny Scott explains what the recent ruling means for… 16/06/2021
  • What is the Scottish #gin industry doing to improve #sustainability? Following #WorldGinDay celebrations over the w… 15/06/2021
  • The European Commission has adopted & published versions of two new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses. What ch… 15/06/2021
  • What impact could Ireland High Court's decision to reject an action by Facebook to block an inquiry by the Irish… 14/06/2021
  • Wishing all of our followers a happy #WorldGinDay! ICYMI: Earlier this week, we were delighted to catch up with… 12/06/2021
  • We're #hiring! We have a #vacancy for a Senior #Solicitor or Associate to join our IP, Technology & Commercial team… 10/06/2021
  • Dealing with an employee's misconduct when that employee contends it is linked to a disability can be tricky - read… 09/06/2021
  • MacRoberts' have launched a new IGTV mini-series, giving an insight into what it’s like to begin a legal career dur… 09/06/2021
  • Scotland's new #landownership transparency register - the Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land… 09/06/2021