Clive Owen LLP has offices in Darlington, Durham and York employing nearly 100 staff. The company currently advises a number of businesses in the technology sector. We are very excited about our work in the technology sector and are proud of the work we have done to support the growth of our technology clients.

There are two significant tax breaks for innovative businesses, a 'super-deduction' for development costs (R&D tax relief) and a lower rate of tax on profits related to patents (Patent Box).

R & D Tax Relief Information

We are preparing our clients to make the most of these tax breaks, working as lead adviser with experienced industry professionals to get under the skin of R&D and with lawyers and patent attorneys to structure income streams in a tax efficient way. There are particular issues which come up for spin out companies related to the amount of money that the academics pay (or don't pay) for their shares and who owns the company's intellectual property.

Our technology clients are drawn from a wide range of industries including:
• Oil and gas

• Energy management

• Pioneering materials technology

• Engineering and manufacturing
• Recycling

• Software development

• Project management

• Traffic management
What can we offer you as one of our Technology clients?

• Business plans and initial business structure

• Grant funding, including R & D (Research & Development). Our strategic Partner in R & D is Teesside University

• Claims for research and development tax relief
(which can be particularly important for pre-revenue businesses)

• Attracting / locking in key developers and managers through EMI share incentives

• Accounts preparation

• Management accounts and investor information

• Raising investment using tax incentives to attract business angel investors

• Raising growth finance through venture capital

• Due diligence

• Selling the business to another business

• Selling shares on a public market (eg AIM listing)
Leading Our Technology Team...

Tony Luckett
Managing Partner

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Alan Moore

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Neville Baldry

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Tony Luckett
B Com (Acc) Hons FCA DChA
Managing Partner

Tony qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1984 and largely dealt with manufacturing organisations in the Midlands.....

Alan Moore

Alan joined Clive Owen & Co in 2012 as Tax Partner. He trained and qualified in Newcastle and spent 2 years with a regional practice until moving to Price Waterhouse as a Senior Tax Consultant.....

Neville Baldry

Neville joined the firm in 1987 as a qualified accountant. Working with a variety of businesses he was instrumental in developing the firm's sophisticated financial planning model.......

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