About Forensic Recovery

Name:Kevin Mawer

Qualifications:FCA MABRP
Summary of career history

Kevin is the founder of Forensic Recovery Limited, a boutique firm specialising in contentious insolvency appointments. Previously Kevin has been a partner at BTG Global Risk Partners LLP, part of the Begbies Traynor group, where he was Head of Forensic Insolvency investigations, a Director at KPMG, where he set up and lead the Forensic Recovery team; and a partner at Grant Thornton, were he set up and led the Fraud Insolvency Division. Kevin trained at Arthur Andersen, where he made partner.

Kevin is licensed in the United Kingdom to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales where he is a Fellow and is bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics when carrying out all professional work relating to an insolvency appointment. Kevin has previously served on the Institute's Insolvency Licensing Committee, the Disciplinary Committee and the Appeals Panel. 

Kevin specialises in contentious insolvency cases - acting as administrator, liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy in cases where fraud or misfeasance is suspected.

Kevin also acts as an expert witness in similar cases, and has acted for Defendants as well as Respondents.

Kevin has given evidence in Court - either as an expert witness or, as an office holder, as a witness of fact on many occasions. Kevin has examined bankrupts, directors and others in court under the provisions of Sections 236 and 336 of the Insolvency Act 1986 on many more occasions.

Name:Peter Whiteley

Position:Senior Manager
Qualifications:FCA JIEB
Summary of career history

Peter joined Forensic Recovery in September 2013. Previously Peter has been a senior manager at KPMG in the Forensic Recovery team and Grant Thornton where he helped establish the Fraud Insolvency Division developing a strong reputation for investigation fraud and achieving realisations in a wide variety of insolvency situations.

Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a qualified Insolvency Practitioner having passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams.

Peter has over 20 years' experience in all forms of corporate and personal insolvency in a wide range of industry sectors, including: property; automotive; construction and building materials; steel stockholding; TV and film; engineering and machinery; contracting; hotels and leisure; food producers and processors; retail; professional services organisations; support services; transport.

More recently Peter has specialised in contentious insolvency cases using highly developed investigation skills to achieve substantial recoveries (£50,000 to £10m) in a number of cases for key stakeholders and creditors.