Hugh is best known for his work as an independent accounting expert, particularly relating to economic loss and business valuation, with extensive experience in family law business valuation and investigation.
Hugh is a long standing contributor to the Australian accounting profession through his involvement in the activities of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, and the legal profession through his membership of the Law Society of South Australia, Family Law Committee.
Some of Hugh’s greatest successes have arisen in matters in which disputes have been able to be resolved, rather than the parties becoming embroiled in ongoing expensive and protracted litigation.
Hugh considers that meeting with the parties, particularly in matrimonial property valuations, can lead to greater understanding and fair recognition of the value of property in respect of which the parties have an interest.
Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy, University of South Australia
Fellow of CPA Australia
Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Business Valuation Specialist of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
Registered Company Auditor
Member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia
Member of the University of Adelaide Finance Committee and the
Member of the National Business Valuation Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Hugh is a recognised specialist in the provision of business valuation services, particularly for the purpose of matrimonial settlements. Hugh specialises in the valuation of closely held enterprises, particularly, professional services enterprises, and minority interests.
Hugh has been engaged in a significant number of litigation support assignments, primarily in connection with the assessment of damages and claims for economic loss arising from loss of a chance. Hugh’s evidence as an independent accounting expert has been accepted in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Supreme Courts of South Australia and Western Australia and the District Court of South Australia.