Top legal trainer joins PKF Francis Clark’s Poole office

One of the UK’s top legal trainers is joining the Poole office of PKF Francis Clark as a Director.

Janet Taylor’s appointment follows the announcement of a joint venture between the accountancy firm and Taylor Mowbray, a leading supplier of consultancy and training services to law firms.

PKF Francis Clark’s legal team, led by Partner Andrew Allen, already advises more than 100 law firms across the UK, from top 100 firms to sole practitioners.

The joint venture allows PKF Francis Clark to offer a significant number of additional services to the legal sector nationally while Taylor Mowbray clients will benefit from extra support and resources.

Janet is widely regarded as one of the finest trainers on the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) accounts rules.

She has trained and provided consultancy support to both fee earners and accounts staff in law firms while also training reporting accountants who check and report on their law firm clients’ compliance with the rules.

Janet has also worked in the technical department of a top 20 accounting firm and has an excellent technical knowledge of UK accounting rules.

She is a currently the Subject Matter Expert for the Solicitors Interest Group of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and was co-author, together with Robert Mowbray, of A Practical Guide for COFAs and Finance Professionals.

Janet said: “I am really pleased to be joining the team at PKF Francis Clark. Assisting the team in providing and developing an even broader range of services to the help legal sector will be an exciting and interesting challenge. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the firm’s clients and working with them.”

PKF Francis Clark Partner Andrew Allen added: “The joint venture with Taylor Mowbray brings a new dimension to the resources we can now offer our clients in the legal sector.

“We’re delighted to welcome Janet to our Poole office as a Director. We believe the combined skills and resources of Taylor Mowbray and PKF Francis Clark make for an enviable team in our sector.”

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About PKF Francis Clark

Chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark has annual revenue of £45 million, a team of more than 700 people and 55 partners. Founded in 1919, the award-winning firm has eight offices across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. PKF Francis Clark is a member of PKF UKI which is ranked 11th in the Accountancy Age 2017 survey of top accountancy firms and the fastest growing in the Top 20.

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