‘Outstanding’ tax expert joins Bristol office of PKF Francis Clark

May 26, 2022

Accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has appointed experienced solicitor and chartered tax adviser Nicola Manclark as a partner in its growing Bristol office.

Nicola, pictured, previously worked in the legal sector as a corporate tax partner. She joins from the Bristol office of law firm Ashfords, where she spent nearly five years as a corporate tax partner. 

Prior to that she spent just over 15 years at Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon.

Nicola brings 20 years’ experience of advising a wide range of clients, including tech companies and property businesses, on the tax implications of a wide variety of business issues, particularly transactions such as business sales and real estate.

She joins a team of 40-plus tax specialists across PKF Francis Clark’s eight offices and will work closely with the firm’s corporate finance team to guide clients through acquisitions, disposals and other deals.

Nicola said: “One of the main attractions of PKF Francis Clark for me was the opportunity to be part of a dedicated tax advisory team.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside some outstanding specialists as part of a bigger tax team which has real breadth and depth of experience, and will give me a great opportunity to develop my practice and expertise.”

Nicola is ranked as a ‘next generation partner’ for corporate tax by the prestigious Legal 500 directory, which notes that she is praised by clients as “an outstanding professional who delivers high-quality advice”.

PKF Francis Clark head of tax John Endacott added: “We’re delighted Nicola has joined us to help lead and develop our tax advisory team.

“As a tax lawyer, she brings a wealth of experience on complex corporate transactions and property deals, as well as strengthening our team in Bristol.”

Since opening nearly three years ago, PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol office on Victoria Street has grown rapidly and now has a team of around 50 people advising a wide range of clients.

Nicola added: “I knew about PKF Francis Clark’s friendly and inclusive culture, which is really important to me, as well as the firm’s flexible approach to hybrid working.

Pictured:  New PKF Francis Clark partner Nicola Manclark flanked by managing partner Andrew Richards and head of tax John Endacott

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