Pinsent Masons appoints financial forensics specialist David Lister as Partner

David Lister, Partner, Pinsent Masons

MULTINATIONAL law firm Pinsent Masons has hired forensic accounting specialist David Lister as Partner to bolster its professional services capabilities in investigations and fraud risk management.

Edinburgh-based David was previously at a Big Four accounting firm where he was a partner for ten years. He joins the Pinsent Masons Forensics & Accounting Services (FAS) team as the firm continues to build its multidisciplinary approach to serving clients.

David has extensive experience as a forensic accountant with a particular focus on investigations and fraud risk management in the energy sector.

Head of Risk Advisory Services at Pinsent Masons, Jim Cormack, said: “David’s reputation and wealth of forensic accounting experience will play a critical role in driving our growth plans for the FAS team.

“His entrenched knowledge and experience of the energy sector aligns well with our client base and we’re confident that David will be an asset to the firm as we advance our legal and professional services for clients and offer clients a complete investigations and fraud risk management service.”

The hire follows the promotion of forensic accountant Hinesh Shah to Partner and the hire of regulatory investigations Partner Melanie Ryan in the firm’s multi-disciplinary investigations practice.

Hayley Boxall, Head of FAS, said: “David’s experience and reputation will enable us to focus on growing our multi-disciplinary investigations and risk management offering alongside our successful disputes and consultancy services.”

David Lister added: “Pinsent Masons reputation, its clients in the energy sector and its investment into forensic accounting, make the firm an excellent fit for me and my practice.

“Internal investigations and fraud risk management requirements are constantly evolving, the creation of the new UK corporate offence of failing to prevent fraud, for example, will impact many clients and necessitates a combined financial and legal response. I’m excited to engage with colleagues across Pinsent Masons to advance innovative and creative solutions for clients.”

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