In response to what the mid-tier firm has deemed an "increased demand for forensic technology and valuation services across the Asia Pacific", John Dawson has been appointed to the Perth forensic team in an attempt to expand the service offering throughout the region.
"As a key member of our Perth forensic team, John will provide lawyers and the broader Perth business community with expert accounting and valuation advice and factual evidence to assist in commercial disputes," the firm said in a statement announcing the appointment.
Mr Dawson joins KordaMentha after a 20-year stint with PwC, where he was most recently a director of transactions for the firm. Mr Dawson has also acted as the Western Australia representative on the national forensic accounting special interest group committee of the Chartered Accountants Institute.
On joining the firm, Mr Dawson stated that he is "excited to be a part of what is arguably Asia Pacific's leading forensic practice" and voiced his excitement at the opportunity to further assist the legal and business communities throughout the WA region.
"Now more than ever we are finding clients are incorporating forensic valuation and investigation as standard operating procedure during disputes as they become more complicated in an increasingly digital and global age," stated Owain Stone, head of KordaMentha's national forensic practice.