37 London based FTI experts recognised in Who's Who Legal

09 August 2017 Consultancy.uk

37 UK-based experts from professional services firm FTI Consulting and its subsidiary Compass Lexecon, an economic consultancy headquartered in Washington DC, have been recognised in the second edition of the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts guide. The guide is a comprehensive listing of the leading professionals across the globe specialising in economic, forensic and litigation and transactional services.

Who’s Who Legal, a company dedicated to identifying top legal consultancies to help businesses reduce the short-term costs incurred in finding a legal advice, hosted its 2017 awards, naming their picks for top firms in the legal industry, alongside a comprehensive list of individuals in the industry, with FTI dominating on both fronts.

With over 4,600 employees spread across offices in 28 countries, FTI Consulting is one of the globe's larger business advisory firms. The company, which is also the parent of Compass Lexecon, generated $1.81 billion in revenues during the most recent fiscal year.

FTI Consulting won Arbitration Consulting Firm of the Year, Quantum of Damages Firm of the Year, and Consulting Firm of the Year while Patrick McGeehin was named Construction Expert Witness of the Year representing the consultancy as well. Compass Lexecon meanwhile were presented with Competition Economics Firm of the Year, while employee Janusz Ordover received the Competition Economist of the Year accolade, further cementing the two firms’ success among the Who’s Who Legal honours. Other professional service firms to receive commendation from the awards were Grant Thornton, Big Four firm Deloitte, BDO, Navigant, Alvarez & Marsal, Haberman Ilett and Rawlinson & Hunter.

For the second year in a row however, FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon also dominated the Who’s Who list with the most experts named collectively. Those named represented Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Technology segments from the companies, and hail from 17 countries around the world. The two firms increased their previous haul from the 98 who were listed in the 2016 incarnation of the Who’s Who list, with 129 professionals recognised this time, while 37 of those belonged to the FTI and Compass Lexecon’s London-based outfits.

Mark Bezant, Chris Osborne, Andrew Durant and Ian Marshall - FTI Consulting

In addition, FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon had 10 professionals recognised as thought leaders in their fields – with four of these based in the UK. Each working for FTI in London, Senior Managing Director Mark Bezant and Global Segment Leader in Economic Consulting Chris Osborne (Quantum Damages), Senior Managing Director Andrew Durant (Forensic and Litigation consulting accountants) and Managing Director Ian Marshall (Insurance & Reinsurance Experts) all received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources during the 2017 Who’s Who Legal research period.

“These recognitions are gratifying because they show that our clients and peers recognise both the depth of expertise our leading professionals have and their commitment to collaborating with our clients on the most critical high-stakes investigations, litigations and disputes,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “With 31 more experts named to the guide in 2017, we once again had more experts listed than any other firm, reflecting FTI Consulting’s ability to attract and develop leading professionals.”

The 37 UK-based experts recognised:

Construction Quantum & Delay
Michael Cross, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Alastair Farr, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Owen Fox, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Wedrychowski, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Competition Economists
Justin Coombs, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Lorenzo Coppi, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Neil Dryden, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Thilo Klein, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London

Quantum of Damages
David Ashton, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Mark Bezant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London*
Justin Coombs, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Lorenzo Coppi, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Neil Dryden, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Richard Edwards, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Greg Harman, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Mainz, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Noel Matthews, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Meloria Meschi, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Chris Osborne, FTI Consulting, Global Segment Leader, Economic Consulting — London*
Mike Pilgrem, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Navin Waghe, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Wedrychowski, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Andrew Wynn, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London

Forensic & Litigation Consulting – Accountants
Wayne Anthony, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Mark Bezant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Durant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London*
Julian Glass, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Mark Hunt, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Mainz, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Matthew Richardson, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Ian Thompson, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Forensic & Litigation Consulting – Digital
Craig Earnshaw, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Hatfield, FTI Consulting, Senior Director — London
Andrew Kennell, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Ian Smith, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Insurance & Reinsurance Experts
Ian Marshall, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London*

* Indicates recognition as thought leaders in their field, based on the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year.

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10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

The UK is home to 100+ leading consulting firms. New analysis reveals the 10 consulting companies that rank as the best industry employers to work for. 

The list of top consultancy employers is based on the views and opinions of employees who were surveyed by The Sunday Times about their experience of their firm’s leadership, workplace environment, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and commitment to social responsibility. In the large consulting firms category, two of the Big Four – EY and Deloitte – and Accenture stand out from the rest. Seven other consultancies made the prestigious cut, all of which are small to mid-sized players in the consulting industry. 

EY

Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 15,076 

With roots stretching back to 1989, EY now spans over 27 UK offices. The firm supports clients, ranging from small, privately owned companies and global household names, with assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As part of the firm’s core values, EY looks for people who demonstrate integrity and respect; people with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead; and people who build relationships based on doing the right thing. 

Deloitte

Established: 1849
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 16,138 

Deloitte employs staff across 150 countries and territories, and its UK operations now span 24 offices. The professional services giant offers services including audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory. Among the firm’s core values are: integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity.

Accenture

Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 10,747 

With employees across 120 countries, Accenture provides a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 40 industries. The Dublin-headquartered company believes in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for the business, valuing diversity, fostering an open working environment and demonstrating integrity at all times.Ten leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

Karmarama (part of Accenture)

Established: 2000
Category: Mid-sized consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 245 

Karmarama is a creative agency, since December 2016 part of Accenture Interactive. The firm’s services include advertising, direct and digital marketing, digital design and build, data and analytics, PR, social and innovation. Karmarama is in the market known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data, to help brands better engage with consumers. 

Clarasys

Established: 2010
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

Clarasys is a London-based management consulting firm that advises and supports clients with business change, process implementation, project management and other related consultancy services. The firm serves a variety of clients, from small, not-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations. Clarasys differentiates itself through its truly democratic approach, with an elected member from each team providing feedback for their department. 

The Berkeley Partnership

Established: 1990
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

The Berkeley Partnership is an independent management consultancy providing specialist support for transformational change, working side-by-side with clients to achieve their goals. Clients include a number of FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and government departments, with over 85% of clients using the services of The Berkeley Partnership more than once. 

Abbott Risk Consulting

Established: 2002
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Edinburgh
Employees: 69

From 12 sites across the UK and Australia, Abbott Risk Consulting provides safety and risk environment consultancy services to some of the most high-hazard industries in the global economy. The company helps to work out the risk associated with hazardous events, such as oil platforms explosions, train crashes, or accidents affecting nuclear power stations.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Established: 2003
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 180 

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting is a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, working with 85% of the world’s top 20 asset managers. In order to attract and retain the very best people, Alpha, which has offices in London, New York, Boston, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg and Singapore, seeks to provide employees with a great experience.

Lane4 Management Group

Established: 1995
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Maidenhead
Employees: 193 

Lane4 Management Group is a leading HR consultancy specialised in human performance. The company’s team, based in Buckinghamshire, builds on a track record of achievement in business, psychology and elite sport. Lane4 was founded by British Olympic gold swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones and Adrian Hutchinson. 

NHS Transformation Unit

Established: 2000
Category: Internal consulting firm
Main office: Manchester
Employees: 52 

The Transformation Unit is an internal consultancy of the NHS, based in Manchester. The firm provides consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement. Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems. 

Other

The top employers list of The Sunday Times further includes several other professional services firms that also provide consultancy services, including firms with an accounting heritage (Anderson Anderson and Brown, BHP, PKF Cooper Parry, Price Bailey), firms with an engineering heritage (BWB Consulting, Caunton Engineering) and those with a tax heritage (ForrestBrown).