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 Expert  727561

Expert in Forensic and Fraud Investigation, Asset Tracing, Corprate Fraud Audits


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's work focuses on investigating instances of fraud and financial loss for a wide range of clients in various different industries. His work includes asset tracing and recovery, investigating white collar crime cases, asset confiscation proceedings, investigations for various fraud regulators such as the Police and conducting enquiries on behalf of Companies Investigation Branch under authorities granted through Sections 447 and 453 of the Companies Act 1985. He is experienced in investigating under the Insolvency Act 1986, conducting public examinations in Court under Sections 236 and 366. He works on behalf of solicitors, fraud regulators and organisations such as banks and public sector bodies as well as for companies and individuals. Expert's time is taken up investigating cases of false accounting, trading while insolvent, money laundering, employee theft, transfer of business to “phoenix” companies and provision of expert accounting assistance in cases of criminal fraud. He is an asset tracing and recovery specialist and takes on professional negligence cases in matters involving fraud or corruption.

Expert regularly gives oral evidence in Crown Courts, for white collar criminal cases and more frequently in recent years for confiscation hearings. As an independent expert he acts on behalf of both the prosecution and the defence. He also attends the High Court several times each year in support of corporate winding up petitions where he has undertaken investigation work or in connection with insolvency and civil asset recovery.

Expert specialises in assisting and supporting victims of fraud or those involved in any form of disputed financial loss. He is comfortable visiting target organisations in order to investigate on behalf of his clients and assisting with the management of cases that can involve cross border jurisdictions. He is equally efficient in working on his own account or leading/supporting the client's team.

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accounting fraud

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accounting malpractice

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auto dealer fraud

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bank fraud

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corporate crime

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crime

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ecommerce

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expert witness

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false advertising

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financial malpractice

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forensic accounting

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fraud

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fraud investigation

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identity theft

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insurance fraud

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internet crime

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internet fraud

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Internet marketing

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mortgage fraud

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professional malpractice

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tax dispute

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tax fraud

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white collar crime


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2007   MA   Fraud Investigation Management   Teesside University  
1989   BSc   Physics   University of Birmingham  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Director

 

Running a forensic accounting portfolio of services specialising in fraud and corporate investigation

2007 to 2009

 

RSM Bentley Jennison

 

Forensic Accounting

 

Partner

 

Leading a team of forensic accountants in the North of England and heading the National Fraud resource.

2004 to 2006

 

Baker Tilly

 

Forensic Accounting

 

Director

 

Leading a suite of specialised fraud investigation services nationwide.

1999 to 2004

 

Grant Thornton

 

Forensic Accounting

 

Senior Manager

 

Developing a suite of fraud advisory services on a national basis.

1997 to 1999

 

Garbutt & Elliott

 

Forensic Accounting

 

Senior Manager

 

Heading a suite of general forensic services predominantly throughout the North of England.

1994 to 1997

 

Stirling Aquaculture Limited

 


 

Consultant

 

Managing development projects worldwide


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales FCA Certified Fraud Examiner CFE Member of the Expert Witness Institute MEWI

Licenses/Certifications

FCA CFE MEWI


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Frequently published in the News and Business Press


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2003 to   Department For Business Innovations & Skills   External Investigator   Undertaking S447 Companies Act 1985 inquiries (approximately 3 per year since 2003)
2001 to 2003   Serious Fraud Office   External expert accountant   Substantial forensic accounting role for the SFO, leading a team of 4 accountants reconstructing accounting records of an insolvent company

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Assisting a client resident in Hong Kong to investigate a business that he had invested in within the UK. Liaised with local solicitors and put the client into the position where he was able to mount a recovery exercise against the directors of the company. The association allowed a remoter player to keep in touch with the progress of the investigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Much of Expert's work is on cases that require and expert report preparing that could potentially end up with evidence being given before the court. Typically around 2 or 3 cases go all the way with oral evidence being presented each year.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   Tenerife   Visit to expatriate director for interview resulting in additional recoveries made during investigation.
2003 to 2003   France   Visit to France to investigate property resulting in recovery of wealth for estate of a bankrupt.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Greek   Somewhat rusty now but could refresh for major assignment.

Market Research:
Maintains a current awareness of fraud trends, statistics and developments.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Regular attendance of training seminars on all areas of fraud and also on accounting and tax updates. Each year adequate attendance is maintained in order to fulfill ongoing continuing professional education requirements for both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Training courses delivered regularly to solicitors, barristers and business groups - including "Fraud Prevention", Reporting A Fraud", "Understanding Accounts" and "Asset Recovery".

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Purchaser of accounting, data mining and investigation software.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is able to undertake corporate investigations where there is no fraud or malpractice suspected - including business purchase or sale (due diligence), business integrity audit (fraud risk and financial security).


 

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