Ian Cherry BA (Hons), BFP, FCA, MAE, MCIArb, MEWI leads a team providing Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Services and also Arbitration and Mediation Services.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and a Forensic Accountant. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Spicer & Pegler (now Deloittes), Ian worked in a managerial capacity with Price Waterhouse (Kenya), Commonwealth Development Corporation (Tanzania, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) and KPMG. Formerly Senior Manager responsible for the North West Forensic Accounting Department of KPMG, he formed one of the first practices specialising in forensic accounting in 1988.
Ian has acted as an Expert Witness in several thousand cases involving forensic accounting. He has been instructed by both claimant and defendant solicitors to advise the Court on claims for loss of profits and other matters as a Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness. He has been instructed by The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to advise on quantum loss of earnings in criminal cases.
He has given evidence in The Royal Courts of Justice on several occasions, together with many appearances in the High Court, Crown Court, County Court, Tax Tribunals and Employer Tribunals.
Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, he is also an ICAEW Accredited Forensic Accountant, a Practising Member of the Academy of Experts, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Expert Witness Institute and a Panel Member of the President’s Appointment Scheme of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has carried out appointments and many referrals. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Member of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Livery Company.
In addition to his Forensic work, Ian is a Registered Auditor and has a commercial practice as a Chartered Accountant carrying out accountancy, tax and audit work for a wide range of Clients. He is also licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.