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Portrait of Kathy Potter
Areas of expertise: Corporate tax, Corporate


Kathy is a partner in the Oxford office who advises on the tax position for corporate acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations and restructurings, and corporate finance. This includes advising individuals on tax efficient investments, such as EIS and SEIS, and providing tax structuring advice for a planned exit including advising on the availability of Entrepreneurs' Relief.

She also advises clients on VAT and SDLT implications of property transactions, including advising on the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

Kathy is experienced in advising on the taxation of remuneration and termination packages including IR35 issues, employee incentives, including both approved and unapproved share schemes, and advising on the tax issues surrounding issuing shares to employees and directors.

Recent work highlights

  • Setting up a number of option schemes under the tax-approved EMI scheme, including a sub-plan for the UK subsidiary company of a US parent.
  • Representing a client during a VAT inspection where an issue was raised regarding the part disposal of a property from an LLP to retiring members of the LLP.
  • Providing VAT structuring advice to a client on their purchase and development of a large derelict building.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP