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From the Firms

5th November 2012

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In this section, we have included news from our members, including new starters, leavers, promotions, exam results and anything else of interest happening at our firms…

New office and tax partner for Milsted Langdon

Milsted Langdon continues it expansion with the opening of a new office in Bath and the arrival of a new tax partner at its Bristol office.

The new office, at One Queen Square, is headed by Peter Groves, who joins Milsted Langdon having previously been the managing partner of independent Bath firm Richardson Groves.

Meanwhile, Simon Brown joins the firm as a tax partner at the Bristol office. A chartered tax adviser and a member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Tax Technicians, Simon specialises in tax planning and structuring for business and personal clients, including non-domiciled individuals, as well as emigration and immigration tax planning for people leaving or coming to the UK.


Simon began his career with Big Four firm Deloitte in London in 1999, after graduating from the University of Bristol. He returned to Bristol in 2004 when he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers. Four years later, he joined a Bath-based commercial tax consultancy, where he was a director. Prior to joining Milsted Langdon, Simon ran his own tax consultancy in Bristol.

HB&O welcomes new associate tax director

HB&O continues to strengthen its team with the arrival of Helen Coombes as an associate tax director primarily based at the firm’s Leamington office.

Helen joins from Birmingham-based Ernst & Young and will provide assistance in all areas of corporation tax planning, compliance and developing HB&O’s tax practice.

Leo becomes an associate at Midgley Snelling

Midgley Snelling has promoted tax manager Leo Bentley to the position of tax associate, effective from 1 October.

Leo joined Midgley Snelling six months ago, having previously been an associate director at a Top 10 firm.

New trainee and exam success at Rickard Keen

Rickard Keen has strengthened its commitment to training the next generation of accountants by taking on a new trainee.

Shaun Labbett joins the firm having left SEEVIC College with three B grades at A-Level in maths, ICT and history. He will begin studying for his Certificate in Finance, Business and Accounting (CFAB) qualification in the new year.

Meanwhile, the firm is also celebrating a number of recent exam successes. Phil Taylor, who is based at Rickard Keen’s Basildon office has just completed his ACA qualifications, while Brad Hallett and Louise Cusgrove, who both joined the firm in September 2010 after completing their A-Levels, have now completed their CFAB qualifications.