Our ability to provide tax planning and structuring advice at an increasingly specialist level across all taxes is unique within the Scottish legal market. Tax advice is fundamentally about advising on the law but the application of that law to corporate taxes is increasingly dependent on an understanding of accounting principles. In recognition of this, our team includes four chartered accountants alongside the largest number of specialist tax lawyers within any firm in Scotland. As a result, we consider we are unrivalled within the Scottish market.
Our combination of legal and accounting expertise enables us to provide high level planning and structuring advice as well as being able to negotiate and draft the tax related aspects of documents relevant to any transaction. Our underlying technical strength and depth is reflected in the fact that we consider our main competitors for tax planning and structuring work to be the Big Four accounting firms and the large London legal firms.
Our ability to provide advice to our clients on cross border deals is increasingly important as globalisation continues to affect both the Scottish and UK economies. The firm's membership of Lex Mundi, an international affiliation of quality law firms, is key in enabling us to provide a high level tax planning service to our clients in all the major trading jurisdictions.