Roger Isaacs is licensed as an insolvency practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Roger is a hugely experienced and highly regarded forensic accountant and expert witness.
He is the National Technical Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (“NIFA”) and has provided expert evidence on several hundred occasions. Although his evidence is most often presented by way of a written report, Roger is no stranger to cross-examination having testified in the County Court, the High Court, and the Magistrates Court, as well as in the International Court of Arbitration, the Employment Tribunal and the Lands Tribunal. Roger has also given evidence concurrently by means of so-called “Hot-tubbing” or witness conferencing. Through his work with the legal profession, he has also become a member of Resolution and was a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
In addition to his day to day role advising clients, Roger lectures widely on a variety of accountancy related topics including Business Valuation, Strategic Planning and Directors’ Duties. He is also a prolific author of accountancy articles, which have been published both in the technical press and more widely. He is regularly interviewed by journalists for the BBC and the National Press and has appeared on both National TV and Radio as well has having been a visiting Forensic Studies university lecturer at the Shrivenham Defence Academy.
As a qualified mediator, Roger assists businesses to resolve conflicts without recourse to the court but he is also regularly asked to provide expert accountancy opinion in relation to court proceedings. In 2010, he became one of the first people in the country to qualify for the Forensic Accountants Accreditation from the ICAEW, in recognition of his knowledge and experience, which covers a diverse range of legal sectors from divorce and shareholder disputes to fraud cases and loss of earnings calculations.
He sits on the panel of the President of the ICAEW for appointments to resolve disputes by means of Expert Determination and is Former Chair of the ICAEW Forensic Advisory Committee. He is treasurer and a committee member of the Association of South West Mediators and is an accredited member of the Academy of Experts.
Roger is also Co-Chairman of MGI Worldwide – a top 20 ranked global accounting network with global revenues approaching a billion dollars across firms in 100 countries around the world.
As a licensed insolvency practitioner, although he no longer takes appointments, for many years Roger advised businesses that were in financial difficulty and, in some cases, has had to put to the test the commercial advice that he gives to his clients, when at the helm of companies that he traded in his capacity as Administrator. He also has considerable experience of acting as liquidator of solvent companies and has acted in relation to multi-million-pound tax-driven group reorganisations.
Finally, Roger is a trustee of a number of charities including St Peter’s Hospice.
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