Gavin Cunningham

Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services


I have been a Partner in the Forensic and Valuation services team at Menzies since 2015, I am a qualified Insolvency Practitioner who has spent over thirty years focussed on financial investigation and forensic accounting matters.

Since 2010 I have acted regularly as an expert witness on both civil and criminal litigation, as well as bringing my vast experience to bear on financial investigations. I occasionally act as a technical advisor for BBC, C4 and other documentary media organisations and also assist the Parliamentary Committee on Fair Business Banking. I also sit on the Global Forensic Accounting Group for our international network, HLB, ranked 10th largest in the world.

My varied career has included many years working as a Principal Financial Investigator, at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), where I led financial investigations into some of the largest fraud cases across the globe. These include international and domestic bribery, stock market manipulation, fraudulent trading and Ponzi schemes. Notably, convictions were achieved in all prosecuted cases.

Since my return to the private sector in 2007, I have worked for major accounting firms, on many diverse forensic accounting assignments, encompassing investigatory and advisory roles.