Robin Watkins

Investigations Manager

Prospect House
Rouen Road
D: 01603 877854
T: 01603 877540

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Robin is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner specialising in complex investigation and forensic recovery assignments and is Manager of the Investigation Team at McTear Williams & Wood.


  • Conducting forensic investigations into the finances of insolvent companies and individuals across various types of insolvency processes – particularly those where there are allegations of fraud or wrongdoing.
  • Securing key financial information and explanations from directors and other concerned parties, often under hostile circumstances.
  • Working closely with specialist insolvency solicitors and barristers to identify, pursue and settle claims.
  • Robin has extensive experience investigating suspected fraud and regularly undertakes reconstructions of accounts and financial information from raw data to build an accurate picture of a business’s finances.
  • Has experience attending court and is routinely involved in settlement negotiations and investigative interviews.

Education/ previous employment

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2018.
  • Qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2023.
  • Worked in general practice accountancy for a Top 50 firm of Chartered Accountants before moving to McTear Williams & Wood to specialise in contentious insolvency.
  • Awarded Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2020.
  • Awarded Diploma in Forensic Accounting in 2021.
  • Member of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).
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