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Forensic Accounting

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 Pym

Director

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". 

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Leigh Dudley

Associate Director

Leigh qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003, joining Prime in August 2016, having previously gained over 17 years’ experience in general practice.

Leigh is currently an Associate Director and works within our Audit and Accounts Department managing a wide range of clients and work types as well as being involved in the management, training and development of the department as a whole. From the accounting and tax requirements of small owner managed businesses through to audits of medium sized groups Leigh always strives to ensure that any work undertaken is to the highest possible standard and delivered in an efficient and timely manner.

Leigh has also gained experience in, and continues to undertake, Forensic Accounting assignments, completing a number of expert witness reports in his own name under the Family and Civil Procedure Rules. He is also an associate member of the Academy of Experts.

Outside of work, Leigh enjoys spending time with his family and travelling to the more remote parts of the UK. He also plays roller derby, field hockey and is a keen supporter of Everton Football Club.

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Kevin Johns

Managing Director

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.

Siobhan Ceairns

Forensic Manager

Siobhan joined Prime in January 2020 as a Forensic Manager. 

Before joining Prime, Siobhan worked as a Business Services Manager at another firm of accountants. This role allowed Siobhan to gain a broad experience of many different clients requiring a range of different services, and she enjoyed learning about their businesses and assisting the owners with their accounting queries. By working closely with her clients’ Siobhan got to understand both their business and personal objectives which allowed her to develop good working relationships. 

Siobhan applied her varied client experience when working on cases involving business valuations, matrimonial finance, contractual disputes and fraud investigations, before joining Prime to concentrate solely on Forensic Accounting.

Outside the office, Siobhan enjoys socialising with friends and family and also going on holiday, but this is all whilst she is not running around after her two young children.

Adrian Pym

Director

Leigh Dudley

Associate Director

Kevin Johns

Managing Director

Siobhan Ceairns

Forensic Manager

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.

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