Gavin Cunningham

Menzies LLP

Gavin set up the forensic services team at Menzies LLP in 2014. He has also been instrumental in setting up the global forensic accounting group of HLB International, the global accounting network of which Menzies is the lead UK member firm.

He has been engaged in forensic work for over 30 years having started his career as an insolvency practitioner with EY and then KPMG. He also spent about 14 years as a Principal Financial Investigator at the SFO dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of serious and complex fraud. During this time he worked with the FBI, OLAF and multiple foreign and UK police forces. Notably all prosecuted cases which he led resulted in conviction.

Over his career he has been primarily involved in the interpretation of financial data. This experience has involved complex analysis of company and other financial records with a view to the preparation of reports for use in Court proceedings. Over the last ten years he has been involved in an Expert capacity in over 50 cases.

In addition to case work Gavin has spoken at the OECD on bribery and fraud matters and led a UK technical team assisting with a major fraud scandal in Uganda. More recently he has been assisting the APPG on Fair Business Banking and other victim groups. He regularly supports investigative journalists with financial analysis and has appeared as an Expert on the BBC and C4 in the last few years.