Neil is based in StoneTurn’s London office and has 20 years of experience working in practice, in industry and in expert witness and litigation support work.
He acts in complex domestic and international litigation, arbitration and mediation and has worked as an expert witness, adviser or expert determiner for clients in a wide range of industry sectors. Neil has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Expert Witnesses (2020, 2019) as “a renowned expert in the quantification of damages and a specialist in post-M&A cases,” cited by clients for “his ‘great efficiency’ and ‘thoroughness of his preparation’.” He has significant experience in the evaluation and quantification of damage due to breach of contract or business interruption. In particular, he is commonly involved in post-acquisition matters and the valuation of businesses in a dispute context. Neil has given oral testimony both in Court and before arbitral panels on a variety of matters, including large-scale multi-$100m proceedings. He has given evidence via witness conferencing as well as traditional cross-examination.
Neil’s sector experience includes:
- Financial Services
- Oil and Gas
- Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment
- Communications Technology
- Professional Advisory
Neil commenced his career in the audit department of a Big Four accounting firm. He subsequently spent 18 months setting up and running the finance department of a charitable company in central London before joining Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Investigation Services practice, also in London. Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Practising Member of the Academy of Experts.
The Litigation Landscape in the U.K.
Neil Ashton, a Partner with StoneTurn in London, provides an overview of business litigation trends in the U.K. Companies can likely expect increased regulation, a rise in the use of litigation funding and a continued focus on London as a hub for alternative dispute resolution across a range of industries.