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Nick Beecham, Partner, Tax and Structuring

Nick Beecham, Partner, Tax and Structuring, Fieldfisher

I have specialised in advising on VAT and property taxes for over 30 years. I also conduct tax disputes in this specialist area.   

I have a particular interest in Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") and the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings ("ATED").

I drafted part of the legislation relating to SDLT for property investment partnerships which enabled Danish funds investing in UK property to avoid a double charge to SDLT. I also advised on the reference to the European Court of Justice in the leading case dealing with VAT treatment of lease service charges.

I am the author of various publications including the VAT section in Butterworth's International Taxation of Financial Instruments and Transactions, the Stamp Duty section in Butterworth's Business Tax Service and the VAT section in Outsourcing published by The Law Society.

I am a member of the Stamp Tax Practitioners' Group at which I have lectured on the subject of the territorial scope of SDLT reliefs.

In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and listening to classical music.