Manches LLP Thames Valley is delighted to announce the further expansion of its Oxford office this month with the arrival of two qualified lawyers. Kathy Hills joins the firm as an associate and tax specialist with five years of post-qualification experience.

Kathy is an expert in UK and international tax and advises commercial clients on corporate tax, VAT, pensions, employment, SDLT property tax, as well as tax relief schemes and entrepreneur tax. Kathy joins from Blake Lapthorn in Oxford and is well versed in all areas of business tax advice, including employee and director share option schemes and complex cross-border international tax.

Caroline Shephard is also joining the firm, in September. Caroline is a one-year qualified lawyer, who joins the property team, also from Blake Lapthorn. Caroline joins Manches as an associate and will be working alongside experienced residential property lawyers Nick Owens and Amanda Lloyd. Both lawyers have extensive experience of working for clients in London and the UK.