Victoria Richards is a director in the London office, where she works within the Disputes and Investigations practice. She has over 10 years’ experience in forensic accounting and investigations.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in 2015, Victoria worked with a leading mid-tier firm, where she acted in many forensic accounting assignments on a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including commercial litigation, international arbitrations, professional indemnity claims, loss of profit claims, contractual disputes, business valuations and fraud investigations.
Victoria has worked extensively in Africa, having worked on cases in Djibouti, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia. She also has experience in several sectors including transport, oil and gas, retail and property.
Recent matters include a completion accounts dispute concerning a downstream oil business operating in 15 African countries, identifying accounting errors with a value in excess of US$70 million and a forensic audit of an African infrastructure project arising from allegations of fraud, corruption and breaches of contractual agreements between joint venture partners.
She was previously a senior investigator at the Serious Fraud Office where she worked on a range of cases involving false accounting, boiler room fraud, Ponzi schemes, market abuse and insider dealing.
Victoria is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is fluent in French, German and Polish.