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Sean-Randall

Sean Randall

Partner

Stamp Duty

sean.randall@blickrothenberg.com

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+44 (0)20 7544 8719

With over 20 years’ experience advising on stamp duty issues and as author of the leading textbook on stamp duty, I am widely recognised as a leader in this field.

With over 20 years’ experience advising on stamp duty issues and as author of the leading textbook on stamp duty, I am widely recognised as a leader in this field.

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and joined Blick Rothenberg in May 2019.

With over 20 years’ experience advising developers, investors, occupiers, funds and individuals on stamp duty in connection with real estate transactions, group reorganisations, corporate reconstructions and capital markets matters, I am widely recognised as a leader in this field. Like a stick of rock, the words “stamp duty” run through me.

I am widely consulted across all areas of stamp duty work and have contributed to the development of government policy, tax authority practice and statute on stamp duty, as well as writing and editing the leading textbook on stamp duty – Sergeant & Sims on Stamp Taxes – and a textbook especially for conveyancers – The Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook: A Guide for Residential Conveyancers and the stamp duty chapter in Tolley’s Tax Planning 2022-23.

I am a regular commentator in the media on stamp duty issues and have been quoted in a variety of publications over the years, including the Times, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, Tax Journal, Taxation, Tax Adviser, Estates Gazette, Property Week, Law Society Gazette and The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer.

I speak at and/or chair a variety of stamp duty events, including PRT’s SDLT Conference, IBC’s SDLT Conference, LexisNexis and Law Society Webinars and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group Annual Conference.

Specialist areas

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT)
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)
  • Land Transaction Tax (LTT)
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Services covered

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT) (Fellow)
  • Barrister (non-practising)
  • LLB (Hons)
  • Taxation’s Tax Writer of the Year (2017)
  • Chair of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group
  • Member of HMRC’s Stamp Duty Working Together groups
  • Member of the Modernisation of the Stamp Taxes on Shares Framework Stakeholder Working Group
  • Listed in the 2022 and 2021 editions of Spear’s 500

I am based at

Covent Garden

Contact Sean

Insights

Sean-Randall 20 December 2022

Stamp Duty appeal threatens HMRC’s unbeaten record

A landmark Tribunal ruling against HMRC means some homes could attract commercial SDLT tax rates instead of residential rates.

23 September 2022

Mini Autumn Budget 2022: Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax

Following today’s Mini Budget announcement, Partner Sean Randall reflects on the changes to Stamp Duty.

Sean-Randall 13 December 2021

Mixed-use and multiple dwellings relief

On what has become known as ‘Tax Administration and Maintenance Day’, the Government published a number of tax consultations, including one on SDLT