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Richard Woolich

Richard Woolich

Chartered Tax Adviser
International Tax Focus

Richard Woolich focuses, in particular, on leading the international VAT practice and on UK and international real estate transactions, joint ventures and funds.

Richard has a broad tax practice but has particular experience advising businesses and institutions on structuring all types of property transactions and corporate real estate work. He also has vast experience in UK and cross-border VAT, including VAT on cross-border supplies of goods and services, real estate, financial services, corporate transactions and betting and gaming.

He has spoken on seminar panels on the tax implications of Brexit, and advised clients in different industries on structuring and contractual issues, arising from Brexit.

Richard is a chartered tax adviser and a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group and VAT Practitioners Group. He recently wrote with another practitioner, Stamp Duty Land Tax published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Richard regularly speaks at conferences and is a frequent writer of articles in the tax press. He has been a recommended tax adviser in Legal 500 and Chambers for many years.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Major Clients
  • Waypoint Property Fund
  • Lloyds Bank
  • bet365
  • Rabobank
  • VATit
  • Cambridge, Law MA
  • Guildford College of Law, Law Society Finals
  • St. Paul's School, London


Richard has been personally recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories for many years.

Publications and media

Prior Experience

  • 2013 to 2019, Head of UK Tax, DLA Piper
  • 2007 to 2013, Partner, DLA Piper
  • 1996 to 2007, Head of UK Tax, US based international law firm
  • 1990 to 1996, London based international law firm

Memberships And Affiliations

Richard is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners group, and the VAT Practitioners Group.