Contact Information

  • 31st Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5NR
  • +44 (0)20 3794 8733
  • www.begbies-traynorgroup.com
  • Administration, Administrative Receivership, Company Voluntary Arrangement, Pensions Advisory, Compulsory Liquidation, Voluntary Liquidation, Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Consulting, Restructuring and Turnaround, Bankruptcy, IVA, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Technology, Investigations, Security Risk
  • Insolvency Practitioner, Restructuring & Turnaround Professional

Robert is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Since passing the Joint Board insolvency qualifications in 2012, Robert has built up a varied practice, having acted on both commercial and personal insolvency matters as well as on regulatory driven appointments.

Whilst Robert can take on a varied range of appointments, his work is often focused towards contentious and complex insolvencies. During the past ten years he has developed a particular expertise in the investigation of fraud and the tracing and recovery of assets through various insolvency procedures both in the UK and abroad. Robert has significant experience in investigating fraud, misfeasance, professional negligence and breach of trust claims.

Outside of formal insolvency appointments, Robert has also been instructed by regulators in respect of various investigatory and review assignments by both the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) in the Isle of Man and by the Financial Services Commission in Gibraltar.

Robert is currently acting as joint Inspector over a regulated trust and corporate services company in the Isle of Man, which remains before the court.

Other recent cases include acting on a payroll fraud, where Robert sought and obtained worldwide freezing injunctions against four individuals as well as obtaining a repatriation order for the recovery of funds that had been misappropriated from the Company and transferred to Dubai. This company traded to the detriment of HMRC in the sum of £18m.

Other notable cases that Robert has been involved with include successfully pursuing a claim against RBS for an amount in excess of £40m, the bankruptcy of a Scottish individual with creditor claims in excess of £85m, the Provisional Liquidation and subsequent Liquidation of a multinational law firm in Gibraltar (a joint appointment with PwC), the Special Administration of a Gibraltar registered asset fund (a Financial Services Commission appointment), the Administration of a property holding company (a National Asset Management Agency appointment) and the Management Receivership of a green energy investment company with pension investments in excess of £35m (a Serious Fraud Office appointment).