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Forensic and investigation services team appoints new partner

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Michael Radcliffe as a partner in its Forensic and investigation services (FIS) team. As part of the firm's advisory offering, the FIS unit focuses on resolving highly complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations.

Michael is a chartered accountant who brings 14 years’ forensic accounting experience covering many sectors including natural resources, financial services and consumer products. His practice is focused on advising clients in complex, cross-border litigation and arbitration often involving CIS and Russian clients. These engagements have typically required a combined investigative and expert witness skillset, and collaboration with specialists from multiple disciplines across jurisdictions and industries. The FIS team Michael has joined currently consists of eight partners and over 100 colleagues across the UK, providing in-depth sector expertise supported by market-leading technologies helping organisations operating both in the UK and internationally.

Commenting on the appointment, Will Davies, Head of FIS at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: "I am delighted to welcome Michael to the practice. Our ongoing growth has enabled us to continue to make strategic investments such as this - our third partner admission in FIS over the last year. His appointment is evidence of our ongoing commitment to deliver seamless dispute advisory services regardless of geography. The matters he has advised on include many of the largest commercial disputes in the market. His appointment will help to support clients navigate the complexities inherent in operating in a global marketplace."

Michael added: "The market for forensic dispute services continues to evolve, with clients increasingly needing independent, multi-disciplinary and industry-specific expertise to support their dispute strategies. Grant Thornton is able to bring the power of its global network and a full-service advisory offering to help our clients whenever and wherever they may need us."