Chris Clements (Partner)

Forensic and Investigation Services

Chris is an experienced expert witness in our Forensic & Investigation practice, specialising in international arbitration, criminal, determination, expert witness, fraud, mediation and investigation work and has been appointed as Expert Assessor by the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Originally based in Leeds, he is now the forensic partner leading Grant Thornton's team in  the UK Regions and regularly works out of all our major metropolitan offices.  In recent years he has also worked on cases in Europe, the Middle East, North America, the Indian Sub-Continent and Asia,


Chris worked on his first forensic case in 1992 and joined Grant Thornton's forensic team in 1996. Chris has extensive experience in all aspects of forensic accountancy work involving claims up from £25 thousand to £2.5 billion.

Chris' roles outside work have generated strong accounting experience, including being independent examiner of a number of charities and trusts, as well as Finance Director to a Fraud Forum, and honorary treasurer to the Junior Chamber, chair of the audit committee at a Further Education and Higher Education College.

Chris's expertise covers

 Accounts of profits
• Agricultural claims
• Arbitration claims (international arbitration (including ICC, LCIA and DIAC) and ad hoc)
• Business valuations
• Compulsory purchase orders
• Computerised investigations
• Construction
• Contract reviews
• Criminal defence
• Education sector investigations and claims
• Expert determinations
• Fraud Investigations
• Healthcare claims
• Insurance claims
• Matrimonial disputes (as SJE, party expert and collaborative)
• Mediation (qualified through the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
• Professional negligence actions
• Warranty and Sale and Purchase Agreement disputes
• Security for costs actions


• FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• Member of the Expert Witness Institute
• Member of the Academy of Experts
• Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association
• An associate of Resolution
• Joint Honours BA from the University of Durham.


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Chris Clements


+44 (0)113 200 1584