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Phil Vipond


Audit, Assurance & Advisory

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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


24 March 2020

Practical guidance to the Financial Services industry

The FCA’s response to COVID-19.

24 March 2020

Business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

The Government has announced specific measures to ease the cashflow burden for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.

24 March 2020

COVID-19 considerations for charities

The spread of Coronavirus has had an immediate and unprecedented shock on all sectors of the economy, none more so than the charitable sector.