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About Norman Cowan

As a newly qualified Chartered Accountant, Norman joined Coopers & Lybrand, later working in commerce in the USA. Upon returning he joined a leading City insolvency firm and in 1979 went on to form his own practice, shortly after took Insolvency appointments.

He merged his practice in December 2000 with a West End London firm, heading up its Business Recovery and Forensic Accountancy Department. In 2017, he retired from that firm and joined CRG Forensics as a consultant.

He is often interviewed on Radio with respect to insolvency and criminal forensic matters, particularly on the Vanessa Feltz show.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Authorised by ICAEW
  • Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association
  • Member of the Expert Witness Institute
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Cardiff University Expert Witness Accreditation
  • Member of the ICAEW Forensic Special Interest Group
  • Member of the Midlands Fraud Forum


Apart from writing numerous articles concerning financial and forensic accountancy matters, Norman is one of the contributors to a published book called “Forensic Accounting and Finance, Principles and Practice”, contributing a chapter on Insolvency.

Norman has written professional articles and lectured at insolvency conferences both in the UK and Europe. He has also given Radio interviews on numerous occasions.

Insolvency Experience

Norman has extensive expertise in insolvency and has a reputation for giving clear and constructive advice. He has invaluable business acumen; an analytical investigative ability and considerable depth of insolvency knowledge and commercial law, covering a wide range of industries and professions. He has also received appointments by the Court as a Receiver as well as acting as a Law of Property Act Receiver.

Forensic Accounting Experience

Norman has diverse experience with a challenging range of cases, with matters covering civil and criminal work. He has given evidence in Court as well at Tribunals. He prides himself in keeping to strict timetables and writing reports that are understandable.

Forensic Accountancy Services

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