Philippa Hill is hailed as a “strong new partner” by peers. Clients applaud her “precision and calmness” and commend her “writing style, technical excellence, and specialist knowledge in the SPA dispute arena”.
Philippa Hill is a forensic accountant at Grant Thornton, specialising in commercial and accounting disputes.
Philippa acts as testifying expert witness or expert adviser in litigation, international arbitration and regulatory inquiries, as well as advising in early stage disputes and ADR. She recently testified in the LCIA in relation to a joint venture dispute following forced closure of an oil exploration operation in the Middle East, and has given evidence on several occasions. She has advised on quantum issues in investor-state disputes and an LMAA matter.
Philippa is experienced at assessing losses arising from alleged breaches of contract, including diminution in value and loss of profits/opportunity claims. She also has particular experience of post investment disputes, including completion accounts/earn-out disputes, breach of warranty, breach of covenant, and fraudulent misrepresentation claims. She advises parties to proceedings post-deal, and acts as independent expert determiner. She co-authored the first UK guideline on purchase price adjustments, “Completion mechanisms: determining the final equity value in transactions”, published in association with the ICAEW corporate finance faculty.
She has particular experience of suspected accounting misstatements and related claims and inquiries into the conduct of directors, auditors and accountant advisers, and assessing the impact of alleged negligence and losses arising.
Philippa is a qualified chartered accountant and fellow of the ICAEW, and is a member of the valuations and forensics special interest groups, and the corporate finance faculty of the ICAEW. She has passed stage 2 exams (iiBV102) at the International Institute of Business Valuers. She spent several years as an auditor prior to specialising in forensic services in 2001.