At Prime we have a dedicated team of specialists providing the full range of forensic accounting and litigation support services, including expert witness, expert determination and mediation.
Adrian joined Prime in May 2012, having gained over 25 years experience in the financial aspects of disputes and litigation, acting as adviser, expert witness, expert determiner and mediator, spanning all types of dispute.
His expertise covers all types of forensic work including partner and shareholder disputes, business valuation, business interruption, loss of profit claims, professional negligence, fraud and matrimonial.
Adrian regularly lectures to solicitors, barristers and accountants on a range of forensic accounting topics.
Adrian is a fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Academy of Experts. He also a qualified Expert Determiner and Accredited Mediator and is on the ICAEW Presidents Appointments Panel for dispute resolution appointments.
In his spare time Adrian is a keen photographer and has even managed to sell a few of his "snaps".
Leigh joined Prime in August 2016, having gained over 17 years experience as a General Practitioner with a diverse range of experience, including company valuation, fraud investigation and loss of profit claims.
He has acted for a broad range of clients, both personal and commercial from a variety of industries and of various sizes. After completing an investigation of fraud for one of his clients Leigh decided to utilise his wealth of accounting experience to move into Forensic Accounting.
Leigh has experience of client acquisition strategies, tax advice, due-diligence and reviews of sale and purchase agreements. Leigh also regularly delivers seminars to others within the financial and legal sectors covering a variety of topics from both a financial accounting and financial management perspective. His seminars are often aimed at ensuring delegates gain an introduction and understanding of accounts.
Outside of work, Leigh enjoys spending time with family and planning their next camping trip. Leigh plays roller derby for "Crash Brummies" and is a keen supporter of Everton FC.
Based in the Solihull Office, Kevin has over 25 years experience advising clients in the SME market.
Kevin is one of Prime’s key audit specialists and looks after a portfolio of clients ranging from large privately owned manufacturing enterprises, charities and solicitors, together with a broad range of clients across most sectors. His strengths lie in his ability to cut through the jargon of accountancy speak and in proactively identifying the best ways forward for his clients.
Kevin is a part of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce executive committee and Chairman of the Solihull BID.
He is married and has two children, and when not in the office (or as Kevin would prefer, out helping clients) he coaches rugby or spends time during the winter months taking the boys ski-racing around Europe.
Elizabeth joined Prime in January 2019 as a Forensic Manager. Elizabeth obtained a first class Business degree from Aston University following which she began studying for her FCA qualification at one of the Big Four Chartered Accountants, where she qualified in 1990.
Within her role Elizabeth began specialising in Forensic Accounting due to having an investigative nature and has managed a portfolio of Personal Injury cases, claims for loss of profits from contractual disputes and business interruption, fraud investigations and professional negligence claims, preparing expert reports and supporting the legal teams.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys hill walking in the Lake District, playing and listening to music and also travelling to new places to explore.
Bringing a unique combination of accounting, auditing and investigative skills, a forensic accountant provides an opinion based on the accounting and financial information and consideration of other evidence, suitable for use in legal proceedings and dispute resolution. Forensic accounting is the process of looking beyond the numbers and dealing with the business and commercial reality of the situation
We can act in an advisory capacity, providing an independent view of the merits of the financial aspects of the dispute, thus allowing parties to achieve an informed outcome.
We can also act as experts and provide our independent opinion for use in formal legal proceedings and tribunals.
We are regularly appointed as party expert, for claimant or defendant and as a single joint expert. Our team have extensive experience of giving evidence in court.
We are also experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution, acting as expert determiners in contractual disputes and as mediator in commercial and personal disputes.