Dominic Wreford is a managing director in the London office, where he serves as the European leader of the Disputes and Investigations practice. Dominic has more than 20 years of accounting experience and has undertaken forensic accounting and commercial dispute work on a full time basis since 1997.
He has particular expertise in high-value commercial disputes, both in litigation and arbitration, in a wide variety of industry sectors, including: technology, construction, telecommunications, energy, financial services, professional services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, public sector/government and shipping. He has also undertaken fraud and financial investigations.
Dominic has given evidence in the UK High Court and at international arbitration. His recent matters include acting as the quantum expert in the UK High Court litigation between Cattles Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as well as acting as the quantum expert in a €1 billion ICC arbitration relating to a dispute arising out of the design and construction of a nuclear power plant.
Other notable matters include acting as the expert in the UK High Court litigation brought by the Madoff Trustee against the directors of Madoff’s UK business; acting as the claimants' expert accountant in the widely reported $800 million "Fiona Trust“ litigation; acting as the expert in an AAA arbitration with a claim in excess of $700 million in the telecom sector; and providing expert advice on a claim in excess of $500 million for interruption to a renewable energy business.
Dominic is accredited as a leading expert in both the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2015 and the International Who’s Who of Investigations and Forensic Accountants 2015. He is one of only a handful of experts in the UK to be dual recognized in this manner.
Before joining Duff & Phelps, Dominic served as a managing director in the London office of Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Disputes practice.
Dominic earned a master's degree in jurisprudence (law) from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of the Academy of Experts.