Alex Houston

Firm’s Forensics team continues growth with new partner appointed

Alex Houston

Forensics team bolstered with the appointment of a new partner, Alex Houston.

Alex’s specific area of focus will be in the disputes market within the context of litigation and commercial and international arbitration, acting as an expert advisor, witness or determinator.

Alongside Crowe’s growing Forensics Services team, Alex will work on matters such as minority shareholder disputes, breach of contract disputes, loss of profits, contentious valuations, and post-transaction disputes.

Alex will also enhance our firms already established Expert Witness services alongside Head of Forensic Services Martin Chapman, with a particular focus on the London market, crucial to ensuring a national presence for the firm in the world of disputes.

With a tumultuous economic backdrop, high interest rates and inflation, there is likely to be an increase in post-transaction disputes as parties look to recover value from deals. Elsewhere, evolving regulatory guidance in complex areas such as ESG will likely lead to a surge in disputes. Alex’s appointment to the team, as well as the recent promotion of Tim Robinson to partner, means the firm is more equipped than ever to support and guide its clients through challenging times.

Alex Houston  

Alex Houston, Partner, comments:

“I am very much looking forward to joining the team and expanding Crowe’s forensic capabilities in London, building on the work already performed by Martin Chapman, Tim Robinson, and the wider team. Crowe’s culture, expertise and international brand make it a great fit to continue to provide our high-quality services to the disputes market.”

Martin Chapman, Head of Forensic Services at Crowe comments:

“I offer Alex a warm welcome to the partnership. Having known him for some years, I can assuredly say that he will be a fantastic addition to Crowe and the Forensic Services team both in technical expertise and personality. This is an exciting time for Crowe’s Forensic Services team, with Tim Robinson’s recent promotion to partner earlier this month demonstrating the team’s significant growth. 

I look forward to working alongside Alex, Tim and the wider team to deliver on our longer-term strategy and continuing to expand, ensuring we can meet the ever increasing demand for forensic services.”

 Martin Chapman
Nigel Bostock  

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe UK, says:

“In a time of increased regulation and challenging markets, having a well-equipped team of expert advisors has never been more important. Alex Houston and Tim Robinson are both incredible assets to Crowe and testaments to the hard work of Martin and the Forensic Services team. 

I am thrilled to welcome them both to the partnership this month.”