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Top 20 accountancy firm, Menzies LLP, continues to grow its forensic accounting service by snapping up high profile forensic accountant and corporate investigation specialist, Paul Smethurst.

Paul trained with a Big 4 accountancy firm and has worked in both the UK and North America. He has been engaged to assist clients operating across a diverse range of business sectors, usually in connection with high profile/high value matters. He is also one of the few UK accountants to have been appointed as an Inspector with statutory interviewing powers by an offshore financial regulator.

Paul Smethurst

Paul Smethurst

Previously Partner and Head of Forensics at Carter Backer Winter, Paul brings with him 25 years’ experience in all areas of forensic accounting, including matters associated with valuation, shareholder disputes, loss of profits and corporate investigation. He also has particular expertise in financial services investigation and litigation and has extensive experience giving evidence in court, arbitration and other formal proceedings.

Paul’s appointment reflects Menzies’ ongoing commitment to strengthening its forensics team and enhancing its service offering to clients.

Gavin Cunningham, Head of Forensic Services at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP, commented:

“Paul’s extensive knowledge of forensic accounting and his proven skills as an expert witness in court and arbitration proceedings will make him an invaluable addition to the team.

“There has been an explosion in financial services litigation in the London legal market in recent years and his appointment will help to strengthen our position in this marketplace.”

Paul Smethurst commented:

“I am thrilled and delighted to be working within such an experienced and knowledgeable team. The demand for quality forensic investigation and expert witness services has never been higher and Menzies’ specialist teams are both well-led and user-friendly. I’m very much looking forward to the rewarding challenges ahead and to helping the firm’s forensic accounting service to go from strength to strength.”

Find more information about Menzies’ forensic accounting services here.

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