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Caroline Colliston

Executive Partner Scotland, Edinburgh

Caroline is the Office Managing Partner for Edinburgh and Glasgow and is an experienced commercial tax and share schemes solicitor and chartered tax adviser.
Caroline Coliston


Caroline leads DWF's tax practice in Scotland.  Working as part of a UK wide team of tax specialists Caroline provides commercial tax advice and share schemes advice to a broad range of DWF's clients across a wide variety of sectors. 

Caroline has expertise in Scottish taxes, in particular, land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) and UK employment taxes including IR35, employment status and national minimum wage.

Caroline also provides advice and support to clients facing tax and national minimum wage enquiries and investigations by HMRC.

Caroline sits on the Law Society of Scotland's Tax sub-committee and LBTT working group. 

Caroline is also a member of the UK employment taxes sub-committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the employment taxes working group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Caroline is Scottish Government's appointed Chair of the Business Leadership Group of the Scottish Business Pledge.

Caroline sits on the advisory board of Business in the Community Scotland (www.bitc.org.uk) and the Women in Tax Scotland committee.


  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Law Society of Scotland


“Sources regard Caroline Colliston of DWF LLP as an "outstanding practitioner," noting that "she is very commercial and a forceful negotiator."

Chambers 2018