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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.
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group