Nick Andrews is a partner and head of disputes in Grant Thornton's forensic and investigation services department, joining in 2012. He was previously a forensic partner at a Big Four firm for 14 years, where he headed the dispute advisory practice and regularly acted as an expert witness in the High Court and in international arbitrations.
Nick specialises in dispute work. He has acted as an expert accountant in over 200 cases in market sectors including oil and gas, shipping, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, IT and high-technology, food and drink, finance, rail, contracting and construction and has given oral evidence on 17 occasions.
Nick also has considerable experience of corporate acquisitions and SPAs, including advising clients in completion accounts and warranty disputes. He has also frequently been appointed as the independent expert responsible for determining issues between two parties in both transaction and non-transaction-related disputes. He is mentioned as one of the leading practitioners in the standard legal work on expert determinations.
Nick has also undertaken a large number of business valuations in a dispute-related context including shareholder, joint venture, CPO and matrimonial disputes.
Nick has a degree in economics from Cambridge University and qualified as an accountant in 1984, specialising in forensic accounting since 1992.
Nick is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accredited member of the Academy of Experts; a designated valuer and member of Grant Thornton's review panel; and a member of the ICAEW valuation group.
WWL says: Nick Andrews is an "exceptionally solid" practitioner who provides expertise in matters across sectors including retail, pharmaceuticals and construction.
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