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Phil Vipond

Partner and Head of Financial Services

Financial Services

phil.vipond@blickrothenberg.com

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+44 (0)20 7778 7218

I take great satisfaction on occasions where I can use my experience to help a client through challenging circumstances.

I have been acting for small and medium sized businesses in the UK for over 20 years.

I joined predecessor firm Rees Pollock as a graduate and worked through the roles of trainee, senior auditor and manager before becoming a partner in 2008. I joined Blick Rothenberg with the rest of Rees Pollock in October 2019.

My clients have typically been entrepreneurial firms, and have included start-ups, professional partnerships, small listed companies and larger private businesses with revenues in excess of £400m.

I take great satisfaction on occasions where I can use my experience to help a client through challenging circumstances, whether that might be assisting an entrepreneur in setting up their first business or helping an experienced management team through a complex sale process.

I don’t have a “typical” client as such, but a fairly common example would be a hedge fund manager who I might advise on structuring and FCA registration at the outset and then provide ongoing accounting, audit and tax services as their business grows. I have a number of such clients who I have worked with from pre-launch and who are now managing $1bn-plus of assets.

Specialist areas

  • I act for many regulated financial services firms, with a particular emphasis on alternative investment managers for which I provide tax and accounting advice and act as auditor.
  • Aside from these, I act for clients in a wide range of sectors, most significantly restaurants and retail as well as technology, property and the service sector generally.
  • Whilst my main focus is on audit and tax work, I also carry out one-off projects such as financial due diligence, valuations and the preparation of financial models and forecasts.
  • Partnership tax is also an area I specialise in.

Qualifications and positions of note

  • FCA

I am based at

Covent Garden

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Insights

10 June 2021

Financial services companies should be excluded from the G7 tax proposals

Financial services companies should be excluded from the G7 tax proposals writes Phil Vipond, Partner and Head of Financial Services.

Phil Vipond Headshot 01 June 2021

A New Horizon: Rees Pollock becomes Blick Rothenberg

Today Rees Pollock officially becomes Blick Rothenberg’s Financial Services team.

10 May 2021

The history of Rees Pollock: from EY spin out to ‘Billion Dollar Club’ hedge fund clients

18 months since the acquisition of Rees Pollock, Phil Vipond reflects on the firm’s history and the role the team now play within Blick Rothenberg.