Cathy Kennedy

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Cathy studied law at Queen’s followed by a Post-grad in Accounting at University of Ulster. Cathy is dual qualified, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. Cathy joined ASM in 2013, initially working within the Forensics team before transferring to tax where she is now Associate Director and leads the Innovations Team focusing on R&D Tax Relief and Patent Box claims.

From joining the Tax Department in 2013, Cathy has worked across many areas of tax including personal, corporate, CGT, inheritance tax with a special focus on R&D Tax Relief and patent box in recent years. Cathy leads a team of two R&D Managers and works with a mixed group of trainee chartered accountants and tax advisors in providing a holistic approach to R&D and patent box for their clients, looking after not just the claim each year but reviewing existing processes and establishing best practice, providing regular training seminars to larger clients and ensuring each Company feels confident and well supported in their R&D journey with client engagement being one of the most important parts of the role as well as a critical focus on the legislative landscape for R&D.

Cathy also deals with HMRC on legislative queries and enquiries and enjoys working with clients to successful outcomes.