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Emma Nendick trained at Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) and worked as an associate in the tax department for three years. She moved to Herbert Smith in 1996, where she set up and ran the tax professional support function. She joined Practical Law in September 2006 as head of Tax. Emma is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Mike Boutell trained at Jaques & Lewis (which became the London office of Eversheds), and following qualification, practised in their corporate tax department for ten years. During that time he undertook a broad range of work including M&A, reorganisations, capital raising, joint ventures, and also developed a particular specialisation in property tax. Mike then spent 12 years at CMS Cameron McKenna as a professional support lawyer, save for a six month secondment to the British Property Federation which spanned the introduction of SDLT. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association. Mike joined Practical Law in February 2010 and is a non-practising solicitor.
Vicki Carr is a former solicitor. She joined Osborne Clarke's tax team in September 1999, specialising in corporate tax. After a two-year secondment to HMRC working on the rewrite of part of the Taxes Act 1988 (which became the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005), she rejoined Osborne Clarke as their tax professional support lawyer in April 2005. Vicki is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Employment Taxes Forum. She joined Practical Law Tax in July 2007.
Jenny Chambers joined Practical Law in April 2008 from Eversheds, where she had spent five years in the corporate tax team and six years in the role of professional support lawyer. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PwC), Jenny moved to their corporate tax department. Subsequently, she transferred to their Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire office where she was engaged on consultancy and audit assignments. On returning to UK, she specialised again in tax in a regional accountancy practice. Jenny is a member of the Tax and Financial Reporting Faculties of the ICAEW and of the CGT Liaison Group.
Kristy Cooper trained at Norton Rose LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) and, following qualification, worked as an associate in the tax department for six years. While there, Kristy specialised in advising on real estate taxation, funds taxation and general corporate taxation. Kristy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. She joined Practical Law in February 2013. Kristy is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Mervyn Flatt trained at Lovells and, following qualification, practised in their tax department for nearly five years. While there, Mervyn specialised in the tax aspects of finance, banking and debt capital markets transactions. Mervyn joined Practical Law Tax in May 2006. Mervyn is currently a non-practising solicitor and is a member of HMRC’s working group on the reform of the corporate debt and derivative contract tax rules.
Margaretha Lakin joined Practical Law in January 2016 from Allen & Overy LLP where she had worked for three years, most recently as an associate in the tax department. Whilst there she acted for a wide portfolio of clients advising on tax aspects of multinational corporate transactions as well as dealing with complex stamp duty on shares applications. During her time at A&O Margaretha was also seconded into the Royal Courts of Justice where she directly assisted High Court Judge Mrs Justice Proudman in Upper Tax Tribunal hearings. Prior to her legal training, Margaretha worked as a financial sector consultant in Brussels and London specialising in EU financial services legislation.
Naomi Lawton qualified into the tax department at Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in 1995. In 1997 she moved to the Cayman Islands, working there as an attorney-at-law until returning to the UK in 2000 to work at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) as a professional support lawyer in the Tax Department. Naomi joined the Practical Law Company (now Practical Law) as a Tax Editor in 2007. Between 2013 and 2016 Naomi worked as a consultant to the International Financial Centres Forum and as a senior tax associate at Memery Crystal. Naomi re-joined Practical Law in 2016 as a Senior Tax Editor.
Sui Lee worked as an associate at Wragge & Co, specialising in property tax, acting for a varied portfolio of clients. Sui started her tax career at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in their international corporate tax department. After several years she left to qualify as a solicitor at Linklaters. Sui subsequently joined Laytons Solicitors, where she advised on a diverse range of corporate and other taxes. She is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. Sui joined Practical Law Tax in 2007. Sui is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Sally Mann joined Practical Law Tax in October 2016. She was previously a senior associate at Stevens and Bolton LLP, where she advised on a wide range of corporate tax, real estate tax and employment tax matters. Previously, Sally was an associate in the corporate tax department at Clifford Chance LLP, having qualified there in 2007 and has also worked as an associate in the tax departments of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Kemp Little LLP.
Alison Morris trained at Hammond Suddards (now Squire Patton Boggs) and subsequently moved to Eversheds LLP, where she spent six and a half years in the tax team advising on corporate and real estate transactions. After a two year career break, during which time she completed a 6 month fixed term contract for Practical Law and co-authored a publication on corporation tax, Alison returned to Eversheds and spent the next two years as their tax professional support lawyer. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. Alison joined Practical Law Tax in March 2013. Alison is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Duleep Sahni trained at Linklaters LLP and subsequently moved to Charles Russell LLP, where he spent six and a half years in the tax team advising on a broad range of corporate, employment and real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on the owner managed business sector. Duleep then moved to Grant Thornton's Transactions Tax and Private Equity team where he specialised in providing M&A tax due diligence and tax structuring advice in relation to acquisitions. Duleep joined Practical Law Tax in July 2013. Duleep is a former solicitor.