Business and advisory firm Wilkins Kennedy has announced the appointment of Paul Barwick as partner of forensic accounting to its London site.
Barwick joines firm having spent more than seven years in the forensic team at a top 10 UK accountancy firm, and six years at a US forensic boutique prior to that.
He specialises in the provision of forensic accounting services to solicitors, regulators, and corporates and has worked across a range of sectors.
He also has experience in breach of contract and loss of profit claims, fraud investigations and asset tracing, post-transaction disputes, contentious valuations, family and matrimonial disputes, and manipulation of accounts investigations.
Wilkins Kennedy is expanding its forensic practice in London to supplement the service that is offered at other Baldwins offices across the UK.
Barwick said: “I am very excited to join the London office of Wilkins Kennedy to develop the firm’s forensic practice in the c ity. My new role will be an excellent opportunity to use my skills and experience to strengthen and expand the forensic accounting services offered to clients, which will ultimately help drive the business forward.
“I am dedicated to developing a successful practice and will be looking to recruit over the next year or two as we expand further.”
Wilkins Kennedy, along with the rest of Baldwins, is part of the CogitalGroup, which is an international business services group focused on entrepreneurial and private companies.
Ian Jefferson, regional managing partner at Wilkins Kennedy, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to Wilkins Kennedy. Paul has a wide breadth of experience and has worked on a number of high-profile cases both in the UK and internationally, so is the perfect candidate to launch and develop our new forensic practice in London.
“We already have an impressive team of forensic accounting experts in other areas of the UK, and Paul’s addition to London and the South East strengthens the regional footprint of this increasingly popular and wide-ranging service.”