Deloitte has boosted its Forensics practice with the appointment of former Grant Thornton Partner Chris Clements as Forensic Partner. In his new capacity, Clements will lead the North East Forensics team, as well as the Disputes team of the North.
Chris Clements joins Deloitte from Grant Thornton, where he leaves as a Forensic and Investigation Services Partner and the firm’s Head of UK Regions. During his almost two decades at the professional services firm, Clements specialised in arbitration, investigations, expert witness, alternative dispute resolution and advisory work. As a Forensic Accountant, he worked for clients across the globe and has given expert evidence in courts, tribunals and before public committees in the UK and overseas. Before joining Grant Thornton in 1996, he worked at RSM Robson Rhodes as a trainee for four years.
Clements is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Durham University.
Clements will leverage his more extensive experience as Forensic Accountant for his new role as Forensic Partner at Deloitte. In this capacity, he will work on a variety of litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution cases. “Chris has an exceptional track record and we’re delighted that he has brought that outstanding experience to Deloitte,” explains Martin Jenkins, Practice Senior Partner at Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East. “His experience both in the UK and internationally, and across a range of sectors, extending to infrastructure and energy, will be invaluable to many of our clients in Yorkshire and across the North East, including those entering into trading arrangements with global partners where his knowledge of international disputes is a valuable asset.”
Clements adds: “The move to Deloitte represents an exciting opportunity to provide clients with the very highest quality professional support that supplements my own forensic experience across sectors and services locally, nationally and internationally.”