Martin Rankin

Associate Director, Private client tax services

Areas of expertise

Income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax.


Martin provides UK income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning advice to a range of clients, including entrepreneurs, sports people and non-UK domiciled individuals, as well as handling their annual tax compliance obligations.

Professional qualifications/memberships

  • Martin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians.

Notable client work and achievements

  • Advising the shareholders of a UK company on the implications of a sale of a majority stake in their company to a third party purchaser, including the exercise of EMI share options, granting of put/call options and availability of entrepreneurs’ relief.
  • Advising the head of a family on reorganising his estate to maximise the availability of inheritance tax reliefs and how land, chattels and business interest could be gifted to his children in a tax efficient manner.
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries into the tax returns of UK sportspeople, focussing on their historic use of image rights arrangements.
  • Advising on the tax implications for two minority shareholders of a corporate restructuring ahead of a potential listing and subsequent sale of shares to an external investor.
  • Listed in eprivateclient Top 35 under 35 in 2018.

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