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Cooper Parry partner Phill Rodger to step down

Cooper Parry (CP) has announced that tax partner Phill Rodger is retiring after a 20 year tenure. 

Rodger joined the firm in 2000, and was part of the first tax team in CP that delivered £10m in annual revenues. Throughout his employment the firm said he also played a role in 

leading a “number of key relationships and winning new clients”. 

It has not yet been announced if a replacement has been found for his role, however CP stated that it is “actively recruiting” managers and senior managers across the whole of tax, with “plenty of open seats at all levels.”

The firm is also believed to be in talks with “multiple senior people” about joining the team as partners and directors. 

Simon Baines, head of tax, said: “Philip was a huge part of the journey from ‘sleepy tax’ to where we are now, and in truth, none of us would be here without him. Philip was part of my inspiration. He pushed me out of my comfort zone. He inspired me to achieve great things.

“As soon as he arrived at CP, our tax business became a better place, but really, everywhere was a better place when Philip walked in. Everyone loved him , not just in the team but across our client base too, and he’ll be sorely missed.”

He added: “I know the team will join me in wishing Philip all the best, and I know I couldn’t ask for a group better suited to take his legacy forward.”

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