Roger is a hugely experienced forensic accountant and expert witness. He has given evidence to the court and to other tribunals on many occasions and is a former Chair of the Forensic Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW") the leading professional body for forensic accountants in the UK.
His work as a leader in his field has been recognised by his peers resulting in him winning a number of prestigious awards including Lawyer Monthly UK Forensic Accountant of the Year (in both 2019 and 2020) and British Accountancy Awards “Partner of the Year”.
Roger is also a prolific author of accountancy articles and lectures and speaks regularly at conferences and seminars in the UK and overseas. He also regularly appears on TV and radio interviews and has been a visiting Forensic Studies university lecturer at the Shrivenham Defence Academy.
As a qualified mediator, Roger assists businesses to resolve conflicts without recourse to the court but he is also regularly asked to provide expert accountancy opinion in relation to court proceedings. In 2010, he became one of the first people in the country to qualify for the Forensic Accountants Accreditation from the ICAEW, in recognition of his knowledge and experience, which covers a diverse range of legal sectors including:
• Matrimonial disputes
• Commercial disputes and business valuations
• Professional negligence cases
• International disputes
• Criminal cases, fraud and confiscation proceedings
• Loss of earnings/profits/pensions and business interruption claims
• Insolvency-related litigation
• Insurance claims, commercial disputes and warranty disputes
• Expert determinations
• International arbitration
Roger is the National Technical Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (“NIFA”) and has given oral evidence in the County Court, the High Court, and the Magistrates Court, as well as in the International Court of Arbitration, the Employment Tribunal and the Lands Tribunal. Roger has also given evidence concurrently by means of so-called “Hot-tubbing”. Through his work with the legal profes sion, he has also become a member of Resolution and the Expert Witness Institute.
He sits on the panel of the President of the ICAEW for appointments to resolve disputes by means of Expert Determination and is Former Chair of the ICAEW Forensic Advisory Committee. He is; treasurer and a committee member of the Association of South West Mediators, and is an accredited member of the Academy of Experts.
Roger is also Co-Chairman of MGI Worldwide – a top 20 ranked global accounting network with some 5,000 professionals in more than 250 locations around the world.
As a licensed insolvency practitioner, Roger regularly advises businesses that are in financial difficulty and, in some cases, has to put to the test the commercial advice that he gives to his clients, when he finds himself at the helm of companies that he is trading in his capacity as Administrator. He also has considerable experience of acting as liquidator of solvent companies and has acted in relation to multi-million-pound tax-driven group reorganisations.
In addition to his day to day role advising clients, Roger lectures widely on a variety of accountancy related topics including Business Valuation, Strategic Planning and Directors’ Duties.
Finally, Roger is a trustee of a number of charities St Peter’s Hospice.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (“R3”), National Technical Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants, Member of the Expert Witness Institute, Member of the Academy of Experts, Treasurer of the Association of South West Mediators