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Kate Worthington

T: +44 20 7809 2391 M: +44 7702 158 148 Email Kate | Vcard Office: London

Kate Worthington Associate

Contact details

Kate Worthington

Kate Worthington

T: +44 20 7809 2391 M: +44 7702 158 148 Email Kate | Vcard Office: London

An associate in the firm's tax group who advises on a broad range of corporate and real estate tax matters.
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Kate advises on all aspects of UK corporate tax. She has particular experience in advising on real estate transactions and has acted extensively for institutional investors, listed funds (including REITs), private companies as well as individuals in this context.

Kate also has experience in corporate and financing transactions, funds, joint ventures, domestic and international tax structuring and tax disputes.

  • Tax
  • Real estate investors and developers

A major infrastructure project

Advising on complex direct and indirect tax issues including, amongst other things, land remediation relief, capital allowances, SDLT and capital gains tax.

An international shipping manager

Advising on the viability and UK tax consequences of the structuring of chartering of ships in and out of the UK.

A foreign private real estate group

Tax structuring advice given to clients in relation to innovative acquisition structures and fund vehicles for acquiring significant stakes in UK REITs.


Advising a student accommodation REIT on the tax aspects of their IPO and secondary fund raising including fulfilment of REIT conditions and entry into the REIT regime and acquisition structuring in relation to SDLT, VAT and direct tax.

Tax disputes

Advising clients on tax disputes with HMRC including in relation to loan relationships, SDLT sub-sale schemes and VAT.

More: Tax

Forward funding

Acting for institutional investors and developers on forward funding transactions for the purchase and development of UK commercial real estate including trying to obtain a clearance from HMRC on the SDLT treatment of a transaction.

Direct and indirect real estate acquisitions

Acting for buyers and sellers of entities owing UK property including units in JPUTs, interests in limited partnerships and shares in UK and non-UK resident companies.

Structuring and restructuring of ownership of UK real estate

Structuring and restructuring of investment into UK residential and commercial property by UK and non-UK investors, corporate entities and institutional investors.

More: Real estate investors and developers

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