Melanie List leaves PwC to be Head of Tax at Lupton Fawcett

 In Lupton Fawcett & Priestley, PwC

Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley, the Leeds and Sheffield based commercial law firm, has announced the appointment of a new Director to head its Tax division.

Melanie List, who joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialises in all aspects of corporate and property tax, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and demergers, business and asset sales, property tax (particularly Stamp Duty Land Tax and VAT), private equity and tax disputes and investigations as well as extensive experience in the area of employee reward, advising and implementing a range of tax efficient equity incentives.

Andrew Lindsay, head of Corporate Finance, comments: “Between us, Melanie and I have set bold but realistic growth targets for the next three years. With efficient tax solutions moving up the corporate agenda, Melanie is extremely valuable to our plans to expand in this area and, with her exceptional abilities, this is the reason why we have recruited her.”

Melanie comments: “I am looking forward to contributing to the achievement of Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley’s strategic goal of becoming the mid-market law firm of choice”.

Melanie’s recruitment is the latest in a long line of senior lateral hires.

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