Dr Philippa Jane - Jonathan Lea Network

Dr Philippa Jane

Senior Tax Solicitor

Philippa trained in corporate and property taxation at international City firm Richards Butler (which subsequently became Reed Smith). Philippa later joined Field Seymour Parkes in Reading where she set up a tax practice. After 15 years spent working within firms, Philippa then established her own private tax practice consulting for firms like Jonathan Lea

Practice areas

  • Business reorganisations and reconstructions (including demergers)
  • Joint venture structuring
  • Cross border taxation and repatriation of assets to the UK
  • Property taxation
  • Entrepreneurs’ Relief
  • Investment tax reliefs (EIS and VCT)
  • Employee share and option incentive arrangements
  • Stamp duties and SDLT


  • In addition to her work as a consulting tax solicitor, Philippa is involved with a number of other business ventures, including the production and distribution of a range of chilli condiments and liqueurs under the brand of Arson Fire. In her spare time Philippa enjoys DIY and beach combing.


  • University of Exeter, LLb (Law) and Phd (Legal Philosophy)
  • DeMonteforth University, Legal Practice Course

Recent work

Over the last year Philippa has advised:

  • a UK property rental company based offshore on repatriation of the business to the UK;
  • multiple companies, across different sectors on the operation and availability of the Enterprise Investment Scheme;
  • extensively on tax efficient incentive packages for employees and directors (in particular the use of growth share schemes and Enterprise Management Incentive share option plans);
  • numerous companies on how to tax effectively demerge (split) the business;
  • property rental business owners (both companies and individuals) on the tax efficient structuring of their businesses;
  • property developers on how to tax effectively structure their projects (including approaches to joint venture arrangements);
  • advising on stamp duty land tax rates and reliefs; and
  • on numerous share sales and acquisitions on the use of tax indemnities and warranties.


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