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"Philippa is very thorough and possesses an impressive depth of expertise in professional negligence matters" "She is able to summarise complicated points and make them understandable to her audience"

Biography

Philippa Hill is a Forensic and Investigations Partner in 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 early stage dispute resolution and ADR processes. She testified in the LCIA in relation to a joint venture dispute following 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 financial losses arising from alleged breaches of contract, including diminution in value and loss of profits claims. She also has particular experience of post investment disputes, including purchase price adjustments, breach of warranty and associated insurance claims, breach of covenant, and fraudulent misrepresentation claims. She advises parties in post-deal negotiations 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 claims relating to conduct of directors, auditors and accounting advisers, and assessing the impact of alleged negligence and breach of duty.

Philippa is a 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.

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