Paul Simon, Paul L. Simon, Solicitors

“A very proactive firm that keeps clients up to date with all relevant changes”

Our Team, Accreditations and Awards

Melvyn Sobell FCA

Senior Partner

Melvyn is an accredited mediator of CEDR and a member of the Academy of experts. He advises solicitors and their clients in a forensic and expert witness capacity. He also specialises in business valuations, partnership and shareholder disputes as well as tax investigations.

Andrew Rhodes FCA CTA

Managing Partner

Andrew specialises in advising solicitors and professional practices on growth, profit and marketing strategies and was voted UK Managing Partner of the Year. He is a leading authority on strategy and business advancement.

Selwyn Arnold FCA


Selwyn specialises in solicitors’ accounting rules audits as a member of the ICAEW Solicitors’ Special Interest Group. He is an expert in Court of Protection and executorship cases. He also advises on the taxation aspects of estates and is the firm’s Audit Compliance Principal.

Michael Harrison


Michael is the firm’s VAT consulting partner and also advises solicitors on property transactions.. He is an active member of our international association of accounting firms, INAA and  advises solicitors and their clients on international transactions.

Adam Shelley FCCA


Adam is an entrepreneurial business specialist.  He has helped a number of start-up businesses to source funding, understand their obligations and build the foundations towards achieving their goals.  Assisting businesses to go from an idea, to start-up, to success gives Adam the greatest satisfaction.

Jeremy Leboff FCCA


Jeremy’s analytical approach enables him to undertake complex investigations and prepare reports for company and personal disputes, including asset tracing assignments. He also advises clients on contractual disputes and consequential loss claims.


We are members of NIFA, Network of Independent Forensic Accountants, as the representative member in North West London.


Our mediation team includes accredited mediators with CEDR (The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) and members of the Academy of Experts.


At Sobell Rhodes we are delighted to announce that we won Client Service Firm of the Year 2016″ at the national Practice Excellence Awards.

The Practice Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the very best firms in the accountancy profession.

We’re very proud to receive this award and will continue to endeavour to provide the very best service an advice to our clients.



Sobell Rhodes was named overall “British Independent Firm of the Year” at the British Accountancy Awards for 2012/13. The British Accountancy Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards for the accountancy profession and the “Independent Firm” category represents over 95% of all accountancy firms.


In July 2014, Sobell Rhodes was re-accredited with the IIP Gold Standard, the highest level of IIP accreditation requiring 165 evidence requirements compared to 39 for standard IIP accreditation.


Sobell Rhodes won the Accountancy Age Medium Firm of the Year for 2009/10. The Accountancy Age Awards recognise outstanding contributions by accountancy firms in the areas of practice and technology for UK businesses.

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Sobell Rhodes won the UK Most Innovative Accounting Firm award for 2009/10 at the Annual 2020 Innovation Awards for Accountants of accounting firms with five and more partners. The award celebrates success and achievement with particular emphasis on innovation and creativity.


Sobell Rhodes has been awarded the National Training Award for the Greater London area 2 years running.


SMALL BUSINESS, BIG WOW! award. The WOW! Awards are the only national awards for customer service based solely on customer nominations. The judges selected Sobell Rhodes as the winner for 2010 and 2011 for our strong service procedures and high levels of client satisfaction.


Sobell Rhodes is registered to carry out audit work and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Sobell Rhodes founded INAA, which is the world’s 12th largest international association of independent accounting firms.