DWF appoints new tax director in Scotland

Legal business DWF has appointed Caroline Colliston as a director in the firm’s tax team joining from corporate and commercial law firm Blackwood Partners LLP. Based in Edinburgh, Caroline will support the firm’s private and public sector clients domestically and internationally with a focus on tax and share incentives.

Caroline is a dual-qualified solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser and has notable experience in all aspects of business taxation including advising on the tax and share scheme aspects of acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and financing. She has expertise in specialist corporate and personal tax planning advice, shares incentive arrangements and advising clients on employment-related tax issues. Caroline has experience in advising substantial public, privately-owned and private equity-backed UK and international companies.

The appointment will benefit DWF’s clients nationally and internationally as the tax team continues to enhance its offering across the firm’s main sectors including commercial, energy & industrials, financial services and real estate.

Caroline comments on her appointment: “DWF has a highly regarded and experienced tax team and I’m keen to support the firm as it enhances its offering in Scotland. I look forward to working with colleagues in the UK and internationally in helping grow the firm’s capabilities, particularly in the corporate, real estate and employment practice areas.”

John Toon, Head of Commercial Tax at DWF, says: “Caroline is a highly-regarded solicitor and her experience will complement our existing tax team across the firm. Caroline will be integral in supporting DWF as we continue to develop our offering in Scotland and further improve the high-calibre client service we provide to our clients there and internationally.”

The circa 150-strong DWF team in Scotland has seen a number of senior appointments over the last 18 months including head of insurance in Scotland Andrew Lothian from Anderson Strathern, banking specialist Chris McLauchlan from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and planning expert Moray Thomson from MacRoberts. 

John Toon

Partner - Head of Commercial Tax

I am a Partner and Head of Commercial Tax.

Caroline Colliston


I am an experienced commercial tax solicitor and chartered tax adviser.