Robert is a forensic accountant and expert witness.

Specialist expertise

Rob has specialist experience in commercial disputes arising from M&A transactions (including earnout disputes, warranty claims etc), shareholder fallout (s994) and breach of contract claims. Many of the commercial disputes Rob is instructed in include him providing expert opinion on business and/or share valuation, or loss of profits.

In addition, Rob provides expert financial evidence to help assess quantum of high value/complex loss of earnings, pension and other benefits due to injury or death arising from accident or clinical negligence – having acted as expert in well over 300 hundred such cases.

Rob is a Managing Director in our international Disputes, Investigations and Valuations team. He is head of our Manchester office and deals with clients across the UK and overseas.

For over 30 years, Rob has supported solicitors, barristers, insurers, corporates and other parties to disputes as a Part 35 accountant expert witness, as expert adviser and as expert determiner. He has given oral evidence many times in UK litigation and given oral evidence in international arbitration outside the UK. He has supported parties in mediation and other forms of ADR.

Rob has worked as an accountant for over 37 years, as an adviser in a very diverse range of industries, for owner-managed small to medium-sized enterprises, international and listed companies as well as public sector organisations. He has supported the work of corporate finance colleagues and has first-hand experience as a vendor shareholder in four corporate transactions.

About Robert

Rob is a graduate of accounting and finance and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is accredited as an accounting expert witness by the ICAEW and by The Academy of Experts. He has undertaken formal training in expert determination and is on the panel of experts of the ICAEW President’s Appointment Scheme. Rob is a member of the ICAEW Forensic Accounting Community, Valuation Community and Corporate Finance Faculty.

Rob qualified at a Big Four firm, before joining a forensic boutique. In 1997, he became a partner in the firm that, through various acquisitions and mergers, was the international practice he left to join Quantuma in 2019. A father of two adult children and a Stoke City season ticket holder, Rob also enjoys spending regular time in North Wales with his wife and their dog.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - Fellow

ICAEW President's Appointment Scheme - Panel Member

ICAEW Accredited Forensic Accountant

ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty

ICAEW Forensic Accounting Community

The Academy of Experts (TAE) - Member


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - Fellow