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The Tax team is made up of experts who advise a range of businesses and individuals (both onshore and offshore) on all UK taxes. They are ranked in Legal 500, tier 3 for VAT and Indirect Tax.

The team can call on many years of experience and are regularly asked to contribute to books, journals and other periodicals.

We  provide highly-specialised advice to a range of very large businesses including fully-listed international corporates and major UK universities.

Michael Ridsdale leads the team at Wedlake Bell LLP, which advises large corporates and major UK universities on a variety of VAT issues, including those concerning real estate assets and new developments, where it draws on the firm's strong real estate capabilities. Martin Scammell is another key name; he has substantial experience in property VAT.

— Legal 500, 2020

"Michael Ridsdale heads the department and has been involved in numerous headline property transactions in 2016-2017; he has also been particularly active in thought leadership in the tax space."

— Legal 500, 2017

"Martin Scammell is another contact in the group and key clients include University of Oxford, The British Land Company, Prudential Assurance and Centrica."

— Legal 500, 2017

"Wedlake Bell LLP has a ‘deep experience’ of SDLT and VAT property transactional issues. Indeed, the firm provides ‘more pointed, complex advice than the Big 4 firms’, according to one source, and is regularly instructed by clients in the education, insurance and real estate sectors."

— Legal 500, 2017

‘Prompt and highly focused’

— Legal 500, 2017