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 Expert  729824

Expert in Corporate and Personal Insolvency

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has had 40 years of experience of insolvency work in both large and smaller firms. He took his first appointments as an Insolvency Practitioner in 1984 whilst a partner in Grant Thornton. Since 1990, he has formed and headed up the London office of Expert's Firm which specialises in Business Rescue and Insolvency. Expert has dealt with many business restructurings using both the tools provided by the legislation and his wide range of commercial experience. He also has dealt with some high-profile cross-border liquidations involving the recovery of assets fraudulently misappropriated. Expert has acted as an expert witness for Insolvency Practitioners facing disciplinary action as well as in other cases requiring his skills of investigation and analysis as a Chartered Accountant.

bankruptcy dispute


corporate bankruptcy



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1973   FCA   Chartered Accountancy   Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales  
1964   B Sc (Eng)   Mechanical engineering   King's College London University   2:1 Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to








Senior and founding London partner

1982 to 1990


Grant Thornton


Audit/ insolvency




Initially audit and accountancy, later switched to an insolvency appointment taker.

1975 to 1981


Jolliffe Cork & Co






Responsible for Audit and General Practice clients and the control of the firm's work with the EEC monitoring of UK steel production and deliveries.

1970 to 1975


W H Cork Gully & Co


Audit branch


Partner after training


Initially a trainee in audit and accountancy then a junior partner involved in investigation and pre-insolvency reviews

1965 to 1970


Rolls-Royce Limited


Aero engine


Senior designer


Graduate apprentice, then Desiger and finally Senior Designer.

1964 to 1965


Reed Paper Group


Reed Corrugated Cases


Management trainee


Trainee in Industrial Engineering and Workstudy

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and serves on the Practice Guidance, Ethics and Standards Committee of that regulator. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of R3, Insol and the Institute of Credit Management.



Professional Appointments

He is Senior Partner of his firm.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to   Insolvency Service   Advisor   He represents the Federation of Small Businesses on the National Consultative User Group.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He investigated and reported on the causes of failure of a significant tour operator for the Civil Aviation Authority with a view to action being taken against officers of the company.
  • He acted as an expert witness in the defence of an emininent Insolvency Practitioner facing disciplinary charges and negotiated, in conjunction with the legal team, a much reduced finding of the ICAEW Disciplinary Tribunal.
  • He adviised solicitors acting for the Professional Indemnity underwriters of an Insolvency Practitioner facing litigation which was dropped as a result of his expert analysis of the case.
  • As liquidator, he investigated fraudulent transactions amounting to $100 million involving the company Stone & Rolls Ltd and provided evidence in support of litigation against the auditors of the company eventually concluded in the House of Lords.
  • As liquidator he investigated and reported upon fraudulent transactions involving the theft of over $250 million from companies owned by the state of Kuwait and continues to provide evidence to the Geneva Court in the resulting litigation.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Giving evidence in the High Court, the Central Criminal Court and in Geneva on matters arising in insolvency cases. Preparation of reports on Accounting matters, Company viability and to Disciplinary Tribunals.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to   Switzerland   He is continuing to give evidence to an Investigating Magistrate in Geneva regarding fraudulent banking transactions.
2009 to   South Africa   He is taking proceedings in Cape Town seeking the recovery of assets which are thought to form part of the estate of a multinational bankrupt individual.
1976 to 1984   European Union   He acted as a monitor reporting to the European Commission in Brussels on Steel Industry production and deliveries as part of the restructuring of the European steel industry.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He is able to read French reasonably well and understand the spoken word with an effort.


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