What sets Stephen apart?
Stephen is an expert in corporate and business tax.
Some of the more esoteric areas that Stephen specialises in are employee incentives and in particular the complex employment related securities rules, share valuations, and large corporate due diligence.
Quite often tax is an after-thought in M&A, but it can represent a significant risk area for buyers. Tax is a constantly changing and increasingly complex landscape, so the sooner that tax is considered in a transaction, the less likely that unforeseen liabilities will arise.
Stephen is also part of the firm's R&D team, identifying and maximising claims for a large numer of clients across a number of different sectors.
Stephen prides himself on being able to communicate in a plain speaking way, which he admits is not always easy when tax legislation can be incredibly complicated.
Bishop Fleming have provided me with invaluable advice, both in my corporate and personal affairs, throughout the period of our relationship. They have always been able to provide me with the right expertise for whatever circumstances I have encountered. This has continued right up the sale of the business, where their combined corporate finance and tax advice was vital to us reaching a successful conclusion within a tight deadline.
Having become a client of Bishop Fleming in 2017, I have been extremely impressed with how the audit and surrounding advice has been delivered and the advice given to me and my growing technology business. Their hour of glory was when their outstanding tax team, including Stephen Martin, identified a major issue created by my previous advisors, and by successfully appealing on the company’s behalf, resolved this and potentially saved many £100ks of tax. I would heartily recommend Bishop Fleming for any business needing to engage a trusted advisor and am looking forward to receiving their continued help and support.