Insolvent, Litigation and Forensics
I am best known for my work on contentious and complex insolvencies. This has involved a great deal of litigation of insolvency-based claims in the UK and abroad. Griffins are on the panel of Proceeds of Crime Act receivers and I take a leading part in that work. In the late 1990s I was involved in a number of appointments as Provisional Liquidator and helped establish the law and many of the conventions in this arena. More recently I have conducted some very large cross border tracing actions and been involved in cases that are exploring aspects of claims for breach of duty and breach of trust.
I write articles and speak regularly on the topic of fraud and negligence involving professionals, particularly Licensed Insolvency Practitioners. I have also been engaged to act as an expert witness on matters relating to conduct immediately before or after insolvency. My involvement of the bankruptcy of Ivan Landau led to a number of engagements to advise on the relationship between insolvency and pension law and I have continued to take an interest in recent further developments.
I am able to program computers in several languages and this helps me in working with designers of technological tools to assist in the development of forensic search and insolvency software. I work on forensic aspects of electronic document analysis and time sheet examination. I also regularly consult on technology issues in the insolvency field.
I have often been interviewed on TV and radio, including BBC Breakfast and Radio 4, on a wide range of topics, not all of them insolvency related!