We believe the journey is just as important as the goal.
That’s why we support our clients every step of the way.
We believe the journey is just as important as the goal.

That’s why we support our clients every step of the way.

The balance of risk and reward for investors putting risk capital into a business is vital to the success of that relationship. We specialise in using the tax incentives for investors to reduce investment risk. In some circumstances it is possible to have up to 64% of an investment funded by tax reliefs. Our ability to combine tax and legal advice ensures that our clients receive the most efficient structure possible for any given investment.

Company / LLP formation
Shareholders agreements
EIS/SEIS advance assurance

Option agreements
Loan agreements
Joint venture agreements

Too often people lose sight of the wood for the trees. Intellectual property (IP) isn’t just about protecting your innovation, it is about shaping a strategy to maximise the value of that innovation. We can advise from start to finish from the process of protecting and developing IP through to exploitation and exit.

IP audit
Collaboration agreements
IP valuation

Licensing agreements
Data security
Brand exploitation toolkit

Our team have unrivalled experience of claiming the government’s innovation incentive in the digital and construction sectors. Our experts have been making R&D tax relief claims since 2001 and really understand how to maximise your claim. We work with over 50 accountancy firms to support their R&D services and aim to add value to any existing relationships.

R&D audit
Large company claims
Small company claims

Claim calculator
Specialist advice for accountants
HMRC enquiries

How you incentivise management and key staff members has a massive impact on the value of your business which, for most entrepreneurs, is their most valuable asset. We make sure that those whose roles affect the value of the business are incentivised to do so in a positive way. This is a combination of value creation and value protection; great businesses get this balance right.

EMI schemes
Vesting arrangements

Employee retention
Remuneration planning

When it comes to protecting our clients’ wealth, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. Entrepreneurs’ lives, goals and aims don’t follow the standard route; that is why we work hard to develop specific solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

Tax & trusts
Wills & succession planning
Lasting powers of attorney
Probate / estate administration

Deeds of variation
HMRC disputes and resolutions
Inheritance tax planning
Capital gains tax planning

What makes Quantum different?

It is our people. You would expect any firm of lawyers to have technically excellent people but ours also have a spark of imagination and a real interest in using what we know to make a difference to our clients. We are a firm made up of lawyers, chartered tax advisers and accountants genuinely working together as a team.

Great people lead to great results.

Our Team

  • Steven J. Smith

    Managing Partner

  • Simon Briton

    Partner

  • Tim Luckhurst-Matthews

    Partner

  • David Bradshaw

    Consultant

  • Jacqui Andersen

    Legal Assistant

  • Peter Rigg

    Accounts Manager

  • Chris Leslie

    Consultant

Contact

  • 0191 222 9980
  • 13 Windsor Terrace
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE2 4HE