Partners in Professional Firms

Ensure that your tax affairs are in hand.

About us

We provide a comprehensive service to partners in professional firms, covering both your working life and your personal tax affairs.

As partners in a professional firm, we know that you need proactive advice that is relevant for you. We offer you the reassurance that we understand your specific needs and concerns.

Our team is available to you when you need us. You can rely on us to provide the right advice and to support you throughout your career.

What we do for you
  • Becoming a partner
  • Tax returns and compliance
  • National Insurance Contributions
  • Non-domiciled partners
  • Overseas partners
  • Moving overseas
  • Working with North American firms
  • Partnership disputes
  • Leaving a partnership
  • Life after partnership
  • Planning for the future
  • Residency issues
  • Stamp duty
  • Main residence and Capital Gains Tax planning
  • Rental income
  • Wealth management
  • Pensions contributions
  • Tax planning opportunities
  • Estate and trust planning
  • Personal Service Company issues

Benefits of working with us
  • Direct access to our partners when you need us
  • Dedicated approachable team providing an all-round service
  • Regular contact with the team
  • Practical day to day experience
  • Regular tax updates by way of alerts, briefings and seminars
  • Access to international expertise through Crowe Horwath member firms

Case studies

Change in tax position and forward planning

We act for a partner in a legal firm who was seeking tax advice surrounding his retirement from the partnership and the resulting tax impact.This included providing detailed advice on:

  • the UK tax implications of his retirement and how this will be assessed
  • tax effect of changing from a self-employed to employed basis
  • employment income to achieve maximum cash flow advantage in relation to tax
  • explanation and calculation of future tax liabilities in order for him to structure his finances in an appropriate manner
  • capital gains tax on main residence.

Our client was able to feel assured and knowledgeable in respect of his tax liabilities given the change in his employment status. As a result, he was able to plan for the future with more certainty.


Advising partners from US law firm

We act for numerous partners of US law firms who are based in the UK but receive a share of the US profits. Each year we prepare their UK tax returns, a process which involves advising on matters such as:

  • analysing the Federal and State US returns and the K-1 document
  • determining what element of the income is UK or US source
  • calculating the foreign tax credit which can be used as a credit against the UK liability.

This is a complex area which requires close liaison with HQ and a hands on approach to understand how everything fits together across the different jurisdictions. We are in regular contact with our clients, ensuring that they understand their financial position at all times.

Contact us

Louis Baker
Louis Baker
Partner, Head of Professional Practices
London