Toby Duthie, Founding Partner of Dunedin-backed FRA is named “Investigations Forensic Accountant of the Year” at The Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018.
Who's Who Legal identifies the leading legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. The Awards celebrate the individuals and firms with outstanding performance over the year and are compiled following extensive research by a panel of judges. The awards are global reaching across over 70 jurisdictions.
Who’s Who Legal said: “Following thousands of interviews conducted and nominations received, our research has decisively identified Toby Duthie as the leader in this practice area. This accolade is therefore richly deserved. Toby was praised as a highly articulate financial expert with an ability to communicate complex issues clearly and come up with creative solutions.”
FRA is an international consultancy business that provides forensic accounting, data analytics and e-discovery expertise to help businesses manage risk in an increasingly regulated global environment. Founded by Frances McLeod, Toby Duthie and Greg Mason in1999, FRA works on some of the largest and most complex regulatory investigations globally. Its clients are typically blue-chip multinational corporates seeking advice to help navigate regulatory scrutiny, effect compliant cross border data transfer and manage risk.
FRA has grown revenues significantly over the last five years. The business now employs 110 staff in offices in Rhode Island, London, Paris and Washington DC. It also runs data centres near each office location as well as in Montreal and Zurich.
Mark Ligertwood, Partner at Dunedin who is on the board of FRA commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are incredibly proud to be invested in a business that is so pre-eminent in its field globally. The fact that Toby won this award, voted for by legal clients, is testament to their achievements over many years. FRA is an exceptional business and we are looking forward to continuing our work with Toby, Frances, Greg and the rest of the team as we accelerate the growth of the business.”
Toby Duthie, Founding Partner of FRA commented: “I am honoured to be taking home this prestigious award and extend my thanks to everyone who supported me to this point. I set up FRA with my two co-founders nearly 20 years ago with the aim of being a trusted advisor to clients. We are fortunate to have worked on many major anti-corruption, fraud and money laundering investigations over the years and continue to win demanding, interesting and important work. Seeing the firm today employ 200+ people, operating in over 75+ countries and winning this award, seems to me as though we are fulfilling the pledge we set out to achieve when we founded FRA nearly two decades ago.”