Chris is a partner in Deloitte’s forensic practice in London and leads the arbitration team. He has specialised in forensic accounting since 1996 and has a breadth of experience in international arbitration, expert determination, and high court expert witness work.
Chris has been instructed in around 25 international arbitration matters under different arbitral rules with amounts in dispute of up to £1 billion. He has experience acting before ICC, LCIA, JCAA, DAI and DIAC tribunals, under both civil and common law, and has given expert evidence in international arbitrations a number of times in the UK as well as in Canada, India and France. In addition to international arbitration matters, he has given expert evidence on over 20 occasions in the UK courts and has also led a number of high-profile accounting investigations that have led to him appearing in front of public committees and in court prosecutions.
He has been appointed as arbitrator as well as expert valuation assessor by the president of the ICAEW. As an accredited mediator Chris has also undertaken a number of financial based mediations and acted as expert determiner in a number of disputes on share valuations and accounts preparation.
Chris is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a joint honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Durham University. He is a member of The Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Society of Construction Law.