Paul Townson

Paul Townson

Tax Partner

Corporate Tax Services | Private Client Services | Tax Support For Professionals

Executive summary

I am a tax partner with over 25 years' experience of dealing ​with the tax affairs of owner-managed businesses and ​their owners, this encompasses a wide body of work including buying and selling businesses, inheritance tax planning, tax efficient extraction, tax free disposals to employee ownership trusts, and advising on property transactions.

Throughout my career, I have worked closely with colleagues in both our M&A and BS&O ​streams advising on the tax structuring of acquisition ​and disposals and tax due diligence on acquisition targets.​

I pride myself on providing clients with imaginative, risk appraised and cost-effective solutions to taxation issues. I advise on a wide range of tax issues including inheritance tax mitigation, using trusts in tax planning and family wealth protection and all aspects of tax planning for owner managed businesses including extraction planning, disposals and acquisitions and property matters.

I manage a portfolio of growing and innovative ​groups across various sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, and fast growth technology companies.

I am also an active member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.