Neil Ashton

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. Neil has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Expert Witnesses (2019) and has worked as an expert witness, adviser or expert determiner for clients in a wide range of industry sectors. 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.

Neil’s sector experience includes:

  • Financial Services
  • Oil and Gas
  • Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment
  • Communications Technology
  • Commodities
  • Professional Advisory
  • Retail
  • Construction

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.