Cathrine Bryant Legal Director

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Contact Details

Cathy is a legal director in the firm's corporate team.  As a dual qualified lawyer Cathy brings a depth of experience to her role as an adviser on tax matters in corporate transactions. Cathy also advises on employment taxes for example on termination payments made to employees, the application of IR35 and other employment related tax matters.  Cathy develops share incentive schemes for employers and advises on the structure and scope of these.

Significant experience 

Taxation

  • Assisting the Blake Morgan commercial team in drafting, reviewing and negotiating tax deeds and warranties in share sale transactions undertaken by the team.
  • Advising on matters of Value-Added Tax and other issues of taxation that arise in the commercial context and most recently for a local authority regarding the Value-Added Tax consequences of a transaction to be undertaken by them. 
  • Providing tax support to the projects team where required and more recently in the procurement of a new college campus in Cardiff and advising on the requirements relating to the exemptions available to education institutions.

Expertise

Cathrine’s Blog

Budget 2018: Changes to entrepreneurs relief

Cathy Bryant discusses the crucial changes to entrepreneurs relief (ER). There was a moment in the budget last Monday when I would imagine that owner-managers held their breath when the Chancellor said that he had been lobbied to scrap ER.

EMI Options: State Aid Approval Expires

Clients should note that on 6 April 2018 EU State Aid approval for the EMI scheme expires.

Codified law in PCR 2015 aides application of PCR 2006

The Supreme Court handed down judgement on 1 July 2015 in Edenred (UK Group) Limited and another v Her Majesty’s Treasury and others [2015] UKSC 45.

Articles by Cathrine

Autumn Budget 2018: IR35 rolled out to the private sector

News

Following consultation over the summer, the Chancellor has announced the extension of the IR35 off-payroll rules to the private sector.

Autumn Budget 2018: Chancellor announces UK Digital Services Tax

News

Chancellor Hammond has made a pre-emptive move in order to impose a tax on the UK generated revenues of tech giants, explains legal director Cathy Bryant.

Taxing termination payments – six months on

Article

Are you using the new mandatory calculation when establishing what part of a termination payment is taxable? Six months on, are there still areas that you, your managers or your payroll colleagues find confusing? We guide you through some common issues.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Taxing termination payments – six months on

Are you using the new mandatory calculation when establishing what part of a termination payment is taxable? Six months on, are there still areas that you, your managers or your payroll colleagues find confusing? We guide you through some common issues.

New guidance published for off-payroll working in the public sector

April 2017 sees the implementation of many significant changes including the gender pay reporting requirements, the apprenticeship levy and off-payroll working in the public sector.

Partnership consultation: Change ahead

We discuss the recent consultation to consider some of the areas within the partnership rules which HMRC consider are being used for tax avoidance.