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Brigitte Potts Personal tax
Director, Private Client Tax Services

Brigitte Potts

Personal tax

Areas of expertise

VAT for landed estates and bloodstock; the property sector; barristers.


Brigitte joined Smith & Williamson in 1999. She started specialising in VAT in 2002, is head of the Salisbury VAT team and manages the VAT compliance function.

She provides VAT advice on a wide range of issues such as the VAT implications of property and bloodstock transactions for clients throughout the firm. Brigitte carries out VAT reviews for clients including for landed estates. She acts as a trusted advisor to her own clients, which include property investors and barristers.

Notable achievements

  • VAT health checks for several landed estates and trading companies.
  • Large VAT repayment following change of intention of supplies from exempt to taxable.
  • Advising on mitigating VAT on property transactions and restructuring.
  • Advising on tax implications of restructure as a refinancing requirement.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Member of the Chartered Institute of Tax, the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Association of Accounting Technicians, and of the VAT Practitioners Group.

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