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David Ward

Tax Partner

David Ward

Works across all locations
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David is a partner in the firm who leads the Johnston Carmichael innovation taxes team, focusing on R&D and patent box claims. David has made successful claims for companies in life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, aquaculture, food and drink, oil and gas, chemical engineering, precision engineering, life sciences, IT software and hardware.

He has led successful negotiations with HM Revenue and Customs and has also reviewed R&D claims for prospective purchasers as part of the financial due diligence process.

David is a member of HMRC’s R&D consultative committee, he is a qualified lawyer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA) and has a first-class honours degree in molecular biology.

David is based in Johnston Carmichael's Edinburgh office but works across locations.

Sector Experience

  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure and Renewable Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Technology & Life Sciences


  • CTA
  • GDL
  • BSc

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