I am a Partner in the forensic accounting services team at Menzies. I trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY in 2009 and hold a degree in Economics from the University of Bath.
My experience covers many aspects of accounting, valuation, and financial matters, including breach-of-contract and loss-of-profits claims, professional negligence claims, minority-shareholder and joint-venture shareholder disputes, and claims arising following mergers and acquisitions and sales of businesses.
I have provided advice about the value of companies a variety of contexts – for sale or purchase, for financial statement disclosure, and in shareholder disputes, including minority shareholder actions, post-acquisition disputes, expert determinations, loss of profit claims, matrimonial matters and professional negligence claims.
Working closely with solicitors, barristers, funders, insolvency practitioners and regulators, I have covered many business sectors with significant experience in the financial services sector.
I am instructed by legal referrers as expert and prepare reports in matters before arbitral tribunals, the English High Court, and other courts. This is usually as an expert witness, but also as single joint expert, often in connection with valuation or deferred consideration issues. In addition, I act as advisor in disputes outside of a formal expert witness instruction, and often pre-litigation. I have also been appointed to undertake expert determinations and to act as shadow expert on such matters.
I regularly undertake fraud and insolvency related investigations. This includes financial investigations for corporate and public sector entities and for insolvency practitioners, as well as part of expert witness instructions.