Corporate Team

Michelmores bolsters growing Corporate team with partner hire

UK law firm Michelmores has appointed Cathy Bryant as a Partner in the Bristol office of its growing national Corporate Team.

Cathy, who takes on the role of Head of Corporate Tax, joins from Blake Morgan LLP and brings extensive experience in the tax aspects of complex corporate transactions. Cathy joins Senior Associate Anthony Reeves in the Corporate Tax team, building on the Firm’s strong expertise in corporate deal tax and share incentive schemes.

The appointment demonstrates the continued growth of Michelmores’ Corporate team in Bristol, which has also seen the arrival of Senior Associate Chris Smedley, Associate Sean Russell, Solicitor Meriam Ahmed and Paralegal Darcy Wilson in the last 12 months.

Richard Cobb, Senior Partner and Head of Corporate at Michelmores, said:

“As our five new hires in Bristol show, we continue to strengthen our first-rate corporate offering to the Bristol market and its corporate finance advisers, based on our integrated approach that has worked so well for us in London and Exeter.

“Cathy’s partner appointment brings the number in our cross-office Corporate team to more than 25 lawyers, making Michelmores one of the largest specialist corporate teams in the South West, attracting work from across the UK and internationally. Her arrival bolsters our in-house corporate tax capability which is essential to support our growing deal team.

“We expect to see continued growth in all offices in line with our new Destination 2030 strategy as we push ahead with our vision to guide our clients towards a sustainable and positive future.”

Cathy Bryant, Partner at Michelmores, said:

“I’m so excited to be joining Michelmores at a time of such strong growth and look forward to working with an experienced team which is able to attract some of the largest and most complex deals emanating from the region and nationally.

“Michelmores has an ambitious strategy and I’m pleased to be part of a firm which is empowering its people to deliver a level of client service that sets it apart from its competitors through positive values and vision and an integrated Private Wealth capability.”

Michelmores was awarded ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ at the Insider Deal Awards in Bristol in 2021 and has recently acted for over 40 of the 150 largest companies in the South West. The Corporate team has supported on numerous notable deals, including advising Succession Wealth on its sale to Aviva for £385m. The firm was ranked as a Top Ten UK firm for client service by Legal 500 industry rankings.