Helen Coward, Partner
Helen is a tax partner and Chartered Tax Adviser who advises clients on a wide range of UK tax issues. She is particularly experienced in advising clients in respect of real estate tax matters and corporate structuring.
Helen is a partner in the Corporate Tax group and a Chartered Tax Adviser. She advises clients in respect of a wide range of taxation matters, with particular experience of real estate taxation (both direct and indirect tax matters), the taxation of investment fund managers, tax structuring for owner managed businesses and joint ventures.
She is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners’ Group and the Chartered Institute of Taxation Property Taxes Sub-Committee. She also regularly responds to government consultations on tax issues that impact clients and writes for leading tax publications.
Helen is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Advises Bellway Homes and Countryside Properties on the tax aspects of a variety of corporate and real estate transactions, including the establishment and operation of joint ventures (particularly with affordable housing providers).
Regularly advises privately owned UK property development groups on their corporate structures.
Advises a number of investment managers on the taxation of their remuneration.
Advises on the tax aspects of the establishment of family office structures.
Acts for a number of non-UK resident clients on the structure of their inbound investment in or development of UK real estate.
Examining the draft RPDT legislation
Helen Coward considers the important aspects of the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax.
Charles Russell Speechlys acts for Cmostores Group Limited on its acquisition of JTM Plumbing Limited
CMO Group Plc, UK’s largest pureplay online retailer of building materials which recently listed on AIM.
Helen Coward writes for Tax Journal on the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax
The government published draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax on 20 September 2021.
Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched
While a number of important issues have been addressed in the legislation, there is still a lot outstanding.
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
Click here to read the summer edition of our construction & infrastructure publication - Construct.law
Taxation of asset holding companies in alternative fund structures - draft legislation published
The draft legislation is in respect of the much anticipated new regime for asset holding companies.
Finance Bill 21/22: the implications for corporate taxpayers
The Finance Bill 2021-2022 was published yesterday. What impact will this have on corporate tax payers?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the sale of No.1 Lounges Ltd to SwissportALD
SwissportALD will run nine No.1 Lounge properties at the UK’s London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham airports.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises IFS on acquisition of Axios Systems
Axios Systems PLC is a global provider of cloud-based Enterprise Service Management (ESM) software.
New tax on property developers - consultation paper published
The government published a consultation paper on the design of the new residential property developers tax.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Waverton on acquisition of Cornerstone Asset Management
Established in July 2010 and with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Cornerstone offers wealth management and financial planning advice.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Polar Technology on investment by BGF
Polar Technology Management Group is a holding company for engineering businesses operating at the leading edge of technology.
Odey and Hffx: partnerships with mixed membership
Examining two decisions relating to remuneration arrangements in partnerships with individual and corporate membership.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
Helen Coward, Hugh Gunson and Guy Bud write for Tax Journal on remuneration arrangements in partnerships with mixed membership
Odey Asset Management LLP and HFFX LLP consider the law relating to remuneration arrangements in partnerships with mixed membership.
Property Professionals: Spring Budget Announcement
Join us as we discuss the highlights of the recent budget announcement.
Mixed news for corporation tax payers in today’s Budget
The announcement brings good news for the short term - and bad news in the longer term for corporation tax payers.
Helen Coward quoted by Yahoo News and eprivateclient on the increases to corporation tax announced in the Chancellor's Budget
Rishi Sunak unveiled several tax increases across multiple areas and what dates they will be implemented.
EMI share options, Covid-19, and Brexit – where are we now?
What are the new measures to employers operating EMI schemes that have been affected by the pandemic?