Mr Christopher Osborne

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness

Qualifications

  • Batchelor of Law LLB (Hons) (1997)
  • Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales ACA (2003)
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales FCA (2013)

Expert Witness Snapshot

I am a Partner at FRP Advisory and joined in 2016 to establish the Forensic Services practice, which includes Forensic Accounting and Investigations, and Forensic Technology. I have over 20 years of experience of disputes, fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, regulatory enquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments.

Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory’s forensic services practice. He brings over 20 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.

My work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. Assignments are often international in nature with recent projects covering CIS, Middle East, Africa, Gibraltar and the US. I have been seconded to the UK\'s financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK\'s Serious Fraud Office.

I have been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants as a party appointed expert and as an expert adviser. I have also been instructed as a single joint expert and expert determiner. I have been cross examined a number of times in both the High Court and at International Arbitration.

I have significant expertise in quantifying lost profits, including a breach of contract claim in relation to two international companies involved in the production of egg products, a claim in relation to the underperformance of a piece of machinery used in the production of alternative fuels, and a claim against a former employee of an FMCG company relating to certain product lines.

Other expert appointments include instructions on behalf of the defendant sellers of an engineering business in a claim, security for costs applications, opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim and performing a funds tracing exercise in relation to misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order.

In the context of expert determination, I have also been instructed in relation to SPA disputes involving both working capital completion statement calculations and earnout calculations.

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