Russell Bedford International

Russell Bedford International member firm Lubbock Fine appoints first female partner

Press Release   •   Jul 29, 2013 11:17 BST

Lubbock Fine, the London-based member firm of global accounting network Russell Bedford International, has fulfilled a long-held ambition with the appointment of its first female partner.  Clare Munro, a senior UK and international tax specialist, joins Lubbock Fine from a mid-tier UK firm.
Whilst a good number of the firm's international peers have had female partners in place for many years, the UK's Accountancy Age magazine (7 August 2012) reports that progress of women in the profession has been disappointingly slow over the past 25 years and thus the number of female partners in similar sized UK firms is surprisingly low.  "Despite that," comments Clare Munro, "I've never felt that gender has been an issue in my own working life.  I do appreciate though that there are genuine difficulties for many women in this area but these days, a good balance in more achievable than ever."
With a background gained in Big 6 firms, Munro’s appointment further consolidates the firm’s market-leading international tax advisory practice.  “I’m looking forward to driving Lubbock Fine’s tax department to add further value to the excellent service already delivered to business and private clients,” said Munro.  “In an arena where it’s so easy for people to trip up, we can offer real protection and added value whilst at the same time arranging clients’ business affairs to mitigate tax liabilities.”
Lubbock Fine managing partner Mark Turner commented: “We are very lucky to have persuaded Clare to join us.  Her in-depth skill across the owner-managed business and private client sectors is a perfect fit with our client portfolio.”

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About Lubbock Fine
Established in 1929, Lubbock Fine provides a full range of services on all aspects of accountancy and audit, UK and international taxation, financial management and administration, company secretarial and management consultancy.  It currently has 14 partners and over 70 staff based on the edge of the City of London.
Lubbock Fine is a founder member of Russell Bedford International, a network of accountancy firms which extends to over 280 offices in more than 80 countries worldwide.
About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants.  Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 280 offices in more than 90 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.

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