Melanie is a lawyer with over 20 years' experience specialising in corporate, property and employment taxes. Melanie has worked in both law and accounting firms and advises businesses and their owners on a wide range of tax issues, whether arising out of their daily business activities or as a result of specific transactions they are considering.
Melanie provides tax advice and drafts legal documentation required in relation to share sales (tax warranties and tax covenant and structuring of sale or purchase), asset sales, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, demergers and liquidations.
She also deals with a wide range of property transactions (whether land is purchased for development, investment or occupation, residential or commercial), for example advising on SDLT, VAT and capital allowances implications on sale/purchase of freeholds, let freeholds, grants, assignments, renewals of leases and development structures.
Other areas of expertise include dealing with general corporate tax and VAT issues and advising on business structure. She also handles general employment tax issues (including for non-executive directors, personal service companies and employee terminations) and tax efficient remuneration and availability of reliefs for shares (such as EIS, SEIS, Entrepreneur's Relief and Investor's Relief)
Clients include private and public companies, public bodies and the not for profit sector, along with their directors, shareholders and management teams.
Melanie is a chartered tax adviser and member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioner's Group.