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Robert is a forensic accountant and expert witness; he receives regular instructions from clients all over the UK. He has specialist experience in commercial disputes, merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction disputes, as well as loss of earnings from personal injury.
Robert is amanaging director in Quantuma’s growing forensic accounting and expert witness team. His home office is Manchester, but he deals with clients all across the UK.
For over 25 years, Robert has supported solicitors, barristers, insurers and parties to disputes as a Part 35 accountancy expert witness, expert adviser and as expert determiner. Robert also receives direct instructions from corporate clients to assist them in investigations and dispute resolution.
Over his career, Robert has acted as expert in a very wide range of matters. His main areas of work include: commercial disputes; calculating loss of profits; M&A transaction disputes; company and shareholding valuation in shareholder disputes; as well as loss of earnings, benefits and pension arising from personal injury, medical accidents and death.
Robert has worked as an accountant 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.
Robert has given oral evidence in many cases including: The Hut Group Ltd v Nobahar-Cookson & Anor  EWHC 3842 (QB) in a claim and counter claim for breach of warranty; NGM Sustainable Developments Ltd v Wallis and Ors  EWHC 2089 (Ch) in a loss of profit claim; as well as Johnson v Le Roux Fourie  EWHC 1062 (QB) in a loss of earnings claim.
Robert is a graduate of accounting and finance, 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. Robert is a member of the ICAEW Forensic Accounting Community, Valuation Community and Corporate Finance Faculty.
Robert qualified at a big four firm, before joining a forensic boutique. In 1997, he became a partner in the firm that, through acquisitions and mergers, was the practice he left to join Quantuma in 2019. A father of two and a Stoke City season ticket holder, Robert enjoys walking his two dogs and trying to keep up with friends on his bike.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - Fellow
The Academy of Experts (TAE) - Member
Association of Chartered Accountants - Fellow (FCA)