International Forensic Partner
Specialisms: Strategic advice, business turnaround, forensic accountancy and mediation
Chartered accountant Licenced insolvency practitioner
CEDR accredited mediator
In addition to his day to day role advising clients, Roger lectures widely on a variety of accountancy related topics including Business Valuation, Strategic Planning and Directors’ Duties. He is also a prolific author of accountancy articles, which have been published both in the technical press and more widely, and he has been a visiting Forensic Studies university lecturer at the Shrivenham Defence Academy.
As a qualified mediator, Roger assists businesses to resolve conflicts without recourse to the court but he is also regularly asked to provide expert accountancy opinion in relation to court proceedings. In 2010, he became one of the first people in the country to qualify for the new Forensic Accountants Accreditation from the ICAEW, in recognition of his knowledge and experience, which covers a diverse range of legal sectors from divorce and shareholder disputes to fraud cases and loss of earnings calculations.
Roger is the national technical director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (“NIFA”) and has given oral evidence in the County Court, the High Court, and the Magistrates Court, as well as in the Employment Tribunal and the Lands Tribunal. He sits on the panel of the President of the ICAEW for appointments to resolve disputes by means of Expert Determination and also on the Committee of the ICAEW Forensic Special Interest Group. He is; treasurer of the Association of South West Mediators; and a member of the Academy of Experts.
As a licensed insolvency practitioner, Roger regularly advises businesses that are in financial difficulty and, in some cases, has to put to the test the commercial advice that he gives to his clients, when he finds himself at the helm of companies that he is trading in his capacity as Administrator. He also has considerable experience of acting as liquidator of solvent companies and has acted in relation to multi-million pound tax-driven group reorganisations.
Finally, Roger is a trustee of a number of charities including Headway Somerset and St Peter’s Hospice.