Chris Phillips Head of Corporate Intelligence, Insolvency and Asset Recovery London +44 (0)20 7865 2016

My early career was spent as a detective in the Metropolitan Police where I specialised in combatting national and international organised crime groups, Having left law enforcement and after a few years in the commercial investigation sector, I set up Carnoustie Consultants Limited in 2000 to provide boutique business intelligence and litigation support services.

I joined the firm in September 2019 following its acquisition of Carnoustie, and co-head the firm’s corporate intelligence team. This enhances our insolvency and asset recovery offering by providing corporate intelligence services to support our global forensic, insolvency and asset recovery investigations. The team is now made up of eight dedicated specialists in the area with experience of investigating assets around the world and supporting clients who in a range of scenarios.

I pride myself in bespoke high quality, cost-effective and strategic solutions mainly to corporate and professional clients in the accountancy and legal sectors. Our client base included high net worth individuals, and foreign states. We set ourselves apart from others in the marketplace by focusing on data analytics and forensic investigation, which resulted in a greater market share and added to our expertise and portfolio of services.

Corporate recovery and insolvency was our specialty, as for a number of years, we worked together to identify millions of pounds worth of assets from around the world. We had particular success working on the so-called ‘carousel frauds’ which are typically complex tax frauds across multiple jurisdictions. We were also instructed around other areas such as intellectual property issues, matrimonial and shareholders disputes, crypto-currency investment fraud and complex matters of theft and misappropriation of funds.

My role is focused on bringing the same values which made Carnoustie such a success to our wider network and its clients, whilst enhancing the firm’s market leading global asset recovery practice.

Away from work I'm a fervent sports fan but particularly passionate about rugby union and the mighty Exeter Chiefs.