Burness Paull has strengthened its tax team with the appointment of Christine Yuill as a partner, as the firm responds to growing client demand for expert tax advice.
Christine Yuill, who is ranked by Chambers and is a chartered tax adviser, joins Burness Paull from Pinsent Masons.
She will be based in Glasgow and advise the firm’s UK and international clients on the full spectrum of tax issues. These include the tax aspects of corporate transactions, tax structuring advice for management and the impacts of share sales and acquisitions for management shareholders, property tax advice, employee share plans and employee benefit trust advice, and employment tax advice.
Ronnie Brown, head of tax at Burness Paull commented: “Tax advice is required with most of the matters Burness Paull acts on. As a full-service law firm, our clients are increasingly expecting that tax forms part of our overall offering, and it is an area in which we have seen significant growth in recent years.
“Christine is one of Scotland’s leading tax lawyers. I’m delighted she has joined us and strengthened the practice as we prepare for further expansion.”
Peter Lawson, chair at Burness Paull, said: “Christine’s considerable experience and expertise will allow us to further grow and develop the firm’s tax practice at a time when regulatory change and divergence between jurisdictions is fuelling client demand for expert tax advice.
“Her appointment is the latest in a series of strategic hires and promotions in support of the firm’s growth plan, which has seen us strengthen and diversify key practice areas where we are seeing or anticipate opportunities.”
Christine Yuill added: “I’ve long admired Burness Paull and I am excited to join a firm that has such an outstanding reputation, both for the depth of its expertise and the strength of its culture.
“Professional tax advice is needed now more than ever, and I am looking forward to working with Ronnie and the team to help clients navigate the increasingly complex and changing tax landscape.”