Stevens & Bolton LLP has today announced the appointment of Sarah Cardew as a Partner in its corporate tax and incentives practice, continuing its recent run of lateral hires.
Previously Head of Corporate Tax at Irwin Mitchell, Sarah has extensive experience advising clients across the corporate, real estate and commercial tax landscapes, advising on a broad spectrum of issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, stamp duty land tax, capital allowances, and VAT. As a member of the Law Society’s VAT and Duties sub-committee, her insight is also often sought on draft VAT legislation. In addition, she brings a breadth of experience advising on employment tax structures, including termination payments, IR35 issues, and Managed Service Company issues.
Sarah’s appointment comes at a time of great ambition at the firm with Sarah joining high-profile recent hires Caroline Delaney from Rosenblatt, Andy Williams from Charles Russell Speechlys, Gareth Walliss from Shoosmiths and Heidi Sawtell from Talbot Walker. Sarah’s arrival brings the total number of partners at the firm to 45 and comes after a strong set of financial results, with the firm announcing its 12th year of consecutive growth as well as increases across the board in turnover, net profit, and profit per equity partner (PEP).
Commenting on the appointment, Kate Schmit, Head of Corporate Tax and Incentives at Stevens & Bolton LLP, said:
“We are delighted that Sarah is joining the team, her expertise across a breadth of sectors will help further grow our top ranked corporate tax practice and help the firm go from strength-to-strength.”
Managing Partner, James Waddell, added:
“We have bolstered our all equity partnership this year with five excellent hires and two fantastic internal promotions. Sarah and her practice are a great fit for our firm and we will add strength in depth to our highly regarded corporate tax practice. We are thrilled to have Sarah join us.”