Gervase MacGregor is head of forensic services at BDO. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Liverpool and a master’s degree from HEC in Paris.
He is a chartered accountant and a certified fraud examiner.
He joined BDO in 1982, qualified in 1986, was made a partner in BDO in 1991 and became head of the London-based litigation support and forensic accounting department in 1994.
His first forensic investigation, in 1985, was into a contested takeover by a client of his firm, Caparo Plc. His work into accounting irregularities gave rise to the Caparo case on auditors’ liability. Since then, he has undertaken a great many investigations and acted as expert in disputes on a large number of occasions.
He has a particular expertise in valuation and damages disputes, and share purchase agreement disputes in the natural resources sector.
He has given evidence in the High Court, in international arbitrations and before select committees of the UK Parliament.