Gavin heads our Forensic Accounting and Investigations team in the UK and is regularly instructed to undertake financial investigations for corporate entities, government bodies, and other organizations. This work encompasses internal investigations, civil fraud and criminal matters, and asset recovery (particularly in the context of confiscation proceedings) working alongside legal teams and other professionals.

Gavin has regularly been cross-examined in civil and criminal Courts in respect of the findings of investigations undertaken, including a large investigation matter where the Judge referred to him as “a highly competent forensic accountant and a reliable and accurate witness”. 


  • Breaches of contracts and commercial disputes 
  • Professional negligence claims 
  • Matrimonial, partnership, and shareholder disputes 
  • Warranty claims 
  • Insolvency disputes 
  • Business interruption claims and compulsory purchase orders 
  • Business valuations 
  • Fraud and financial investigations (including private criminal prosecutions) 
  • Criminal defense work and confiscation orders 

Recent assignment highlights 

  • Acting for solicitors to the Respondent in an International Arbitration arising from a fire at a production plant, in order to quantify the losses arising to the Claimant across multiple jurisdictions. Following oral evidence given at Tribunal, an Award was made for less than 10% of the amount originally claimed.
  • Instructed on behalf of a billionaire investor to quantify the value of minority shareholdings held by an individual in various companies across the globe encompassing industry sectors including food and beverage, hospitality and leisure, sport and property.
  • Instructed on behalf of an Italian subcontractor in a dispute with a contractor in respect of losses claimed to have been incurred on an IT contract to a CIS central government body to comment on the reasonableness of quantified losses.
  • Instructed on behalf of an overseas bank to investigate the flow of funds through a significant number of jurisdictions in order to investigate the eventual destination of amounts fraudulently obtained.


  • Government  
  • Retail  
  • Insurance 


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

ICAEW Accredited Forensic Accountant

The Academy of Experts (TAE) – Member


Association of Chartered Accountants - Fellow (FCA)