Patrick Ford


Partner, Squire Patton Boggs


Patrick Ford’s expertise covers advising on the tax implications of corporate finance and property transactions as well as tax structuring opportunities in connection with such transactions and corporate restructuring generally.

Patrick has varied experience of employee incentive work and has drafted documentation for, implemented and advised on the operation of a wide range of equity based employee incentive arrangements. He also has extensive experience of advising on employment and pensions tax related issues.

Patrick was ranked the top tax lawyer in the north west of England in Chambers UK 2014 and Chambers UK 2015, with comments including that "he has the pulse and understands how tax works - you think to yourself, 'he's a find'" and "he provided fantastic support on complex tax issues. He was extremely responsive to our deadlines and got to understand our ways of working very quickly.”

Representative experience:

  • acting for UK and non-UK companies (quoted and unquoted) on the tax aspects of corporate and property acquisitions and disposals and the tax-efficient structuring of such transactions
  • advising UK and non-UK private companies on tax-efficient group restructuring
  • providing tax planning and advice for vendors of private companies
  • acting for UK and non-UK companies (quoted and unquoted) on the implementation and operation of various UK and international employee share incentive schemes
  • advising on various employee-related tax issues, including redundancy programmes, agency worker arrangements, bonus scheme structuring, salary sacrifice and secondments
  • advising UK companies and pensions trustees on pensions tax issues and planning