Philippa Hill Partner London +44 (0)20 7865 2372

I am a partner in our disputes advisory team within the wider forensics and investigations group. As a chartered accountant and fellow of the ICAEW, I have specialised in accounting and commercial disputes since 2001, acting as expert witness or adviser. Prior to this, I was an auditor.

I lead the firm’s cross-disciplinary accounting integrity and conduct practice, advising on:

  • accounting irregularities, misstatements and fraud
  • professional negligence and associated professional indemnity claims
  • disciplinary matters relating to accountants and auditors.

I support subject matter experts (e.g. a responsible individual) to act as expert witness on liability issues where required. I have experience in professional disciplinary enquiries led by the Financial Reporting Council, which investigates matters affecting the public interest.

I am a specialist in SPA disputes and other post-transaction disputes, acting as expert determiner, expert witness or party adviser in price adjustment negotiations and other post-deal commercial disputes, including:

  • Completion accounts
  • Earn outs/deferred consideration
  • Breach of warranty claims

As a leading member of the firm’s SPA advisory practice I also advise parties and their advisers pre-deal on the terms of the SPA, helping them to mitigate the risk of disputes arising, and guarding again value leakage for parties.

I act as independent expert accounting witness or expert adviser in litigation/arbitration on matters such as quantum of economic loss arising from breach of contract, breach of duty, and fraudulent misrepresentation. I have given evidence and been cross-examined in a number of cases, including commercial, criminal and regulatory matters. My 2019 Who’s Who Legal  - Expert Witness in Arbitration profile says, “an excellent team player” who stands out for her “ability to respond calmly in questioning and withstand hostile cross-examination”. One source comments, “She is able to assimilate information and present coherent and strong arguments and analyses.”

In a personal capacity I am a trustee, director and treasurer of a national charity called ‘Pause – creating space for change’, which provides intensive support to women at risk of having children removed from their care.

Qualifications
  • FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
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