Robert Starkins

Robert is a partner in the insolvency and asset recovery team, which sits within Grant Thornton’s wider advisory practice. As a licensed insolvency practitioner and chartered accountant, Robert works across all types of insolvency cases, many of which involve complex investigations to identify challengeable transactions or trace undisclosed assets. Robert is often appointed where there are allegations of fraud or misappropriation, so specialises in developing and executing strategies designed to secure the recovery of assets from both onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Outside of formal insolvency appointments, Robert has also been instructed by regulators in respect of various investigatory and review assignments.

Robert’s experience includes acting as a court-appointed inspector over a trust and corporate services company in the Isle of Man (an Isle of Man Financial Services Authority appointment), obtaining freezing orders and executing search and seize orders, enforcement of non-performing loans for financial institutions in jurisdictions including Dubai, India, Singapore, BVI, Kuwait and Mauritius, pursuing claims for dishonest assistance against various parties, including a law firm and two banks, and contentious insolvency cases; investigating fraud, misfeasance, professional negligence, and asset tracing across multiple jurisdictions.