With over 16 years' experience within Grant Thornton's recovery and reorganisation team, I have developed a broad range of experience, with particular focus on complex fraud assignments. I have managed investigations covering multiple jurisdictions, including a bankruptcy case concerning a cross jurisdictional mortgage fraud. This required multinational asset tracing and recovery actions, as well as varying an existing Restraint Order. Within my role I secure hidden asset, complex and fraud related insolvency appointments in the personal and corporate insolvency field. I provide insolvency support to creditors from inception through to a formal insolvency appointment.
I have experience of managing various investigations, notably investment scam cases, which are increasingly being used by fraudsters to target potential investors, cases include wine investments, land banking and carbon credits. I set up and manage our dedicated website area to help people be scam aware and recover lost money from investment scams. I work with a number of charities, Trading Standards and the police in this field. In addition to this, I have high profile corporate fraud experience following the recovery of worldwide assets from the liquidation of an overseas offshore investment scheme plan, which collapsed with a deficit in excess of £40 million.
I have managed an Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative which demonstrated the merits of using certain techniques and recovery actions whilst working alongside brand holders, Trading Standards and other law enforcement agencies. I have also presented on the topic of 'bankruptcy tourism' and how to deal with cross jurisdictional bankruptcies.