Christopher Osborne earns widespread accolades as "a great investigator and forensic accountant".
Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory's forensic services practice. He brings over 20 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.
Christopher’s work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His assignments are often international in nature.
Recent significant cases include investigations into the demise of BHS, a fraud investigation on behalf of a major charity, investigations and asset tracing in relation to a high net worth individual in the context of a matrimonial dispute, an investigation on behalf of an overseas enforcement agency, and a high-profile bribery and corruption investigation. Christopher has worked on a multitude of civil and criminal fraud cases in the course of which he has conducted extensive under caution and witness interviews. He has been seconded to the UK's financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
Christopher has been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants, as single joint expert and expert determiner. Recent experience includes opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim, a number of loss-of-profits claims including business interruption, misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments and the fraudulent conduct of a joint venture partner, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order.
Christopher’s advisory practice includes working with clients on compliance issues, and reviewing systems and controls to mitigate the risk of fraud.
Christopher is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an LLB law degree.