Our team comprises experienced partners who have a successful record defending accountancy firms, auditors and other professionals in FRC, AADB and SRA investigations.


As the professional services regulators seek to sharpen their enforcement tools and emulate the FCA, our cross-disciplinary experience in financial services investigations helps us to manage these new regulatory enforcement approaches.

We have extensive experience and understanding of the regulators' approaches, expectations, strategic considerations and wider market activity. We also have experience of dealing with multi-agency investigations, for example the FRC working alongside the FCA.

We are able to provide cost effective resource including in-house accountancy professionals and our large team in London and other offices, as well as our document review team.

We work closely with our specialist teams in professional practices, employment, corporate crime, commercial litigation, and data privacy to deliver a seamless service drawing on the particular expertise that you need to address and resolve an issue in full and from all perspectives.

Our subject matter expertise includes advising on:

  • FRC investigations of auditors into CASS reports to the FCA
  • Internal investigations into accountancy requirements arising from whistleblowing
  • Investigating corporate collapses and advising companies, directors and auditors on regulatory proceedings arising from such instances
  • Advising on auditors disciplinary investigations
  • Assisting corporates to navigate accountancy regulation requirements in the context of audits
  • SRA investigations 
  • Sensitive inter-personal investigations

Further expertise:

In-house training and seminars
  • Accounting Irregularities - legal framework
Testimonials, awards, directories, publishing
  • Nichola Peters is "very knowledgeable, sensible and pragmatic... she really fights for her client." - Chambers UK
  • "David Pygott and Sarah Thomas are bright, personable and give succinct advice" – Legal 500

Key contacts

Meet the team
Nichola Peters

Nichola Peters

Partner, Head of Global Investigations/Inquiries
London

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Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Partner, Global Investigations
London

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