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After 21 years at EY, Linda Marston-Weston is joining fast-growing accountants and business advisers, Cooper Parry, as Transaction Tax Partner on 1 March 2021.

Whilst at EY, Linda was Transaction Tax Leader and Head of Tax in the Midlands, and with 35 years’ experience in advising individuals, PE houses and companies on all types of transactions, her arrival boosts Cooper Parry’s move from generalist to specialist significantly.

Linda is the latest addition to the list of key hires joining Tolley’s 2020 “Best Employer In Tax” from the Big 4. And now, under her leadership, Cooper Parry is looking to grow its Transaction Tax team in the entrepreneurial market with more fresh faces – starting at Senior Manager level.

Linda will also be working closely with the Cooper Parry Corporate Finance team to provide joined-up CF and transactional tax advice on deals, and take their client offering from strength to strength.

Linda said:

“I joined Cooper Parry because of the opportunity to build and grow a Transaction Tax team in the entrepreneurial market – a space I’ve always been passionate to support. All the people I’ve met at CP have been fantastic, and I knew immediately that they were people I would love to work with.

There’s a real enthusiasm around everything at CP, the culture is incredible, and there are a lot of similarities between the business’s values and my own. It’s an interesting time to start leading a new team, of course, but I’m very confident and excited about what we can build here.”

Simon Baines, Head of Tax at Cooper Parry, added:

“By welcoming Linda to Cooper Parry, we’ve continued to recruit the best talent in the market, and with a high quality, 80 strong tax team, we’re perfectly placed to support entrepreneurial businesses in all areas of tax.

I’m really excited about working with Linda, she’s a fantastic fit for CP, and we want to build the #1 Transaction Tax team in the Midlands’ mid-market space, while also having national reach. It’s a fast-growing part of our business, and the huge value our support can add to business owners plays a key role in helping them achieve their ambitions.”

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