Paul Smethurst - FCA MAE

Partner, Forensic Services

Paul Smethurst


I have over 25 years’ experience as a forensic and corporate investigation specialist. I trained within the Big 4 and am highly experienced in all aspects of forensic accounting work. I am particularly well known for my ability to understand and interpret complex accounting issues and transactions. I am experienced in giving evidence in Court, arbitration and other formal proceedings. In addition to working on substantial civil claims I have been engaged as an accounting expert by the Serious Fraud Office and an overseas government in connection with a major arbitration. I have also been appointed by an offshore financial services regulator as an Inspector with statutory interview powers and by the ICAEW to determine various disputes under the President’s Appointment Scheme.

My work typically involves a consideration of matters associated with valuation, shareholder disputes, loss of profits or corporate investigation. I also have relevant recent experience in connection with claims arising from audit negligence and interpretation of technical accounting issues across many business sectors.