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May 2012

Prime appoint new Director of Forensic Accounting

Prime Chartered Accountants have just appointed Adrian Pym as Director of Forensic Accounting.

Adrian joins an already established and experienced team of Alf Pare and Ruth Chapman.  Alf is a nationally recognised Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness with over 25 years experience.  Ruth is, a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Certified Accountant who joined Prime from PWC, where she was part of their national tax dispute and resolution team, as a forensic accountant.

Adrian who previously led the forensic team in a top 10 accountancy firm, has over 20 years experience in the financial aspects of disputes and litigation, acting as adviser, expert witness, expert determiner and mediator.

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.

"We are delighted to welcome Adrian to Prime as Director of Forensic Accounting," said Laurence Moore, Chairman of Prime Chartered Accountants.  "With three senior, experienced and well respected individuals in the team, we believe we have one of the strongest forensic teams in the West Midlands."

Like Alf, Adrian is a member of the Academy of Experts.  Adrian is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He also holds qualifications as an Expert Determiner and is an Accredited Mediator as well as sitting on the ICAEW Presidents Appointments Panel for dispute resolution cases.

Adrian said "I am pleased to be able to move my practice to Prime and join their experienced team of professionals.  There is a place for the experienced forensic accountant, in conjunction with legal and other advisers, to have an input into the dispute process and to advise on the cost / benefit of pursuing or defending a claim and the strengths and weaknesses of the case."