Steve Cornmell is a managing director in the London Disputes and Investigations practice. He is a specialist in fraud investigation and has a wide range of experience of commercial litigation and disputes. He has extensive experience in criminal fraud investigation having assisted the UK Serious Fraud Office, amongst others, over the last twenty years on a wide range of enquiries involving fraudulent trading, theft, share ramping and conspiracy to defraud regulatory authorities.
Steve was previously a partner and head of the forensic and investigations team in a global accounting firm. He has acted for numerous corporate clients in investigations of alleged fraud and accounting irregularity and breakdown, and has twice been appointed an Inspector in respect of Companies Act and Financial Services Act (Insider Dealing) enquiries. In addition, he has also acted in the defence of individuals charged with serious fraud and money laundering offences. Steve has acted as expert in a number of cases and has provided evidence in court in criminal and commercial cases, international arbitrations and disciplinary hearings brought by professional bodies.
His cases have covered a broad range of industries including oil & gas, metals, construction, property, manufacturing, hotels, retail and financial services.
Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.