I am a director in the forensic and investigation services team and lead the northern disputes advisory practice. I specialise in accounting disputes and investigations and have over 17 years’ accounting experience, the last 11 of those specialising in the provision of forensic accounting in commercial disputes and financial investigations. I am known for my ability to assist clients and their advisors navigate through disputes and other contentious situations.
With regard to commercial disputes, I have been appointed as an Expert Accountant and have worked on a variety of cases to quantity damages, review and rebut financial claims and provide accounting advice for both litigation and international arbitration proceedings (both pre-proceedings and during formal proceedings). I have acted on behalf of both claimants and respondents and prepared expert witness reports under many arbitral proceeding’s rules including UNCITRAL, DIAC, ICC and LCIA.
I also have experience of supporting clients on transactional issues, both pre and post transaction, assisting them to secure value and deal with disputes arising from SPAs, including completion accounts adjustments, consideration earn outs and breach of warranty claims, in the role as either party appointed advisor or as an independent determining expert.
Regarding financial investigations, I have experience of both regional and cross border corporate investigations including a number of high-profile investigations, both corporate and financial, insolvency and administration matters.
I have experience on the use of computer forensics and corporate intelligence to assist in the identification, acquiring and securing of evidence to improve outcomes for my clients.
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales