Annette Beresford


Annette specialises in corporate tax and incentives. She supports the HLaw team on the tax side and regularly advises on the UK tax aspects of a broad range of M&A and other types of corporate transactions.

Having spent more than a decade working for major global law firms, Annette has built up a considerable range of experience and expertise relating to cross-border M&A transactions as well as (whether or not part of an M&A transaction) advising on all the many kinds of management incentive schemes.

She also assists companies and investors seeking to obtain advance assurance from HM Revenue & Customs as regards VCT and EIS relief.

Legal500 2022 commented, "'very smart' tax expert Annette Beresford... is able to provide invaluable input to clients on EIS-related mandates."

Annette is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, where she sits on the Technical Sub Committee for Corporate Taxes.



BPP Law School, Post-graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, LPC
Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)
1995 - 2000: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, M.A. in Classics


2021 - present: Humphreys Law Ltd, Partner
2018 - 2021: Humphreys Law Ltd, Senior Consultant
2017 - 2021: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Consultant
2016 - 2021: Jurit LLP, Consultant
2004 - 2006: Reed Smith LLP, Associate and Consultant

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