RSM strengthens tax capabilities in London

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, has further strengthened its tax capabilities in London with four new partner additions to the tax practice.

As of 1 April the London corporate tax team has welcomed two new partners Duncan Nott and Keith Thomas, as well as existing partner Mel Reed, who has relocated to London from RSM’s Bury St Edmunds office. RSM has also welcomed Phil Partington, who has joined RSM’s employer solutions tax group.

Duncan Nott has joined as transfer pricing partner. He has over 20 years of transfer pricing experience, both at big four and mid-tier tax and accounting firms and will be helping to support RSM’s growing portfolio of international businesses.

Keith Thomas will be responsible for driving growth with large corporate groups, specifically those in the FTSE 350. Keith previously headed the FTSE 100 tax group and then the cross-service line FTSE 100 group at a big four firm, where he had nearly 40 years’ experience with 27 years at partner level.

Mel Reed, partner and national head of corporate tax, has relocated to RSM’s London office from RSM in Bury St Edmunds. Mel says of her move ‘From a technical and service perspective, RSM has never been in a better place to offer our clients commercially minded tax advisory services. I am excited about the opportunities we have to add real value to clients and continue to grow the London practice.’

RSM’s Employer Solutions Group has seen the arrival of Phil Partington as partner and specialist in expatriate tax. Phil has 20 years' experience in global mobility gained across big four and mid-tier tax and accountancy firms, most recently heading up UK expatriate tax services for a top ten international network.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jez Filley, RSM's managing partner for London said: 'The strength of our London and national teams continues to be enhanced. I am delighted that we are attracting such talented people to our business, who share our passion for understanding and supporting our client’s challenges and ambitions.'