Design & Build Companies Seminar
Thursday 26th, April 2018
13:30 - 17:30
Devonshires Solicitors LLP, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

Design & Build Companies Seminar

Design & Build Companies Seminar

Did you know that you could recover the standard rate VAT you pay on professional fees on your new-build residential schemes? This is achieved by establishing a non-VAT grouped, wholly controlled subsidiary company to act as a design and build company (D&B Co). D&B Co would be able to reclaim input tax on 20% VAT-rated professional fees and re-charge them to you at zero rate.
In this seminar we will explore a wide range of matters relating to the set up and operation of a D&B Co.


13.30 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 14.10 Introduction – Susannah Davis, Partner, Construction

14.10 – 14.30 Establishing a D&B Co – corporate, regulatory, funding and support matters – Gareth Hall, Partner & Michelle Mullen, Solicitor, Banking Governance and Corporate

14.30 – 15.00 Contractual arrangements and procurement for a D&B Co – Susannah Davis, Partner, Construction

15.00 – 15.20 Coffee Break

15.20 – 15.35 Members, board and staffing of D&B Co; internal management – Michelle Mullen, Solicitor, Banking Governance and Corporate & Ronnie Tong, Partner, Employment

15.35 – 16.00 Guest Speaker Kamal Kataria, VAT Director, Social Housing, BDO LLP

16.00 – 16.15 Other uses for D&B Co – Gareth Hall, Partner, Banking Governance and Corporate

16.15 – 16.30 Q&A

16.30 – 17.30 Networking drinks

Who is this relevant to?

  • Chief Executives
  • Finance Directors
  • Development Managers
  • Design teams
  • Consultants
  • Procurement teams

How to register your interest:

To register, please click here and complete the online form. Once you have completed the form an email will be sent to you from Devonshires to confirm your place.

Alternatively, please email your name and full contact details to

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