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I have been a member of the Forensic Team at Grant Thornton for over 10 years, providing advice on the financial aspects of various legal issues and numerous investigations.   I am based in both our Liverpool and Manchester Offices, and previously trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Audit in our Liverpool Office.  I am also an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist.

In recent years my focus has been on Fraud and 'black hole' investigations, investigations into whistleblower allegations and fraud risk management.  I have also acted at the principal investigator on Section 447 Investigations on behalf of government bodies where I have successfully petitioned to wind up companies on the grounds of operating against the public interest. In addition, I have experience of international arbitration disputes, completion accounts disputes, valuations for matrimonial cases and shareholder disputes, and personal injury claims. 


  • Chartered Accountant
  • BA (Hons), Economics
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist
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