Julia Cockroft


Julia is a corporate and real estate tax specialist.

Ground-breaking science and technology often underpin her clients’ businesses and the breadth of her tax expertise supports throughout their journey: from early stage companies accessing University spin-out relief and raising SEIS, EIS or VCT finance to large listed household names structuring their financing, M&A and licensing transactions. Real estate tax forms a significant part of Julia’s practice thanks to her SDLT, VAT and construction industry scheme expertise. Julia also frequently advises on tax efficient employee share incentive arrangements. Julia has a keen interest in the international tax developments linked to the digital economy and the intersection between tax and technology, having spoken on topics ranging from the taxation of cryptocurrency to tax in the metaverse.

Julia holds a committee role at the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has a particular passion for increasing the diversity of, and access to, the tax profession.


  • LLB hons (law) University of Nottingham
  • LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • CTA Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Partner 2023


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What others say

“Julia Cockroft – responsive and practical, whilst also mindful of the technical position.” Legal 500 2024
“Very pleased to be continuing my collaboration with Miranda Cass and Julia Cockroft. We rely on them heavily and they never disappoint.” Legal 500 2022
Julia is a “real estate tax expert”. Legal 500 2021

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