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GT partner investigated

The investigation committee of the ICAEW will next week consider complaints that a Grant Thornton partner gave 'untrue' evidence during a court hearing.

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The complaints have been made by Jeff Lampert, the former chief executive of Heritage plc, where Grant Thornton’s Scott Barnes acted as administrative receiver in 1996.

Lampert brought a civil action against Grant Thornton in August 2002, and it was during those hearings that Lampert claims Barnes submitted a witness statement that ‘contained an untrue sentence’. He lost the civil claim and was subsequently made bankrupt.

Grant Thornton this week vigorously denied Lampert’s claims.

A spokeswoman said: ‘The allegation is a nonsense and we are confident that it will be dismissed by the ICAEW.’

The investigation committee will consider the complaint on 2 March.

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