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FRP announces Director appointment in London

Appointment strengthens Forensic Technology team

We have strengthened our Forensics Services team with the appointment of Director Adrian Coates.

With more than 15 years’ experience in eDiscovery, Adrian specialises in forensic technology and has a proven track record of leading large, complex eDiscovery projects. This includes a broad range of engagements, from LIBOR to Cum-Ex regulatory investigations, multi-jurisdictional cartel and anti-trust projects, and major litigation matters.

In his new role, Adrian will work closely with Partners Chris Osborne and Nishad Morjaria to drive further growth within the fast-growing Forensic Services team. This will include supporting clients with dispute and investigation services, drawing upon our team’s expertise in forensic technology and forensic accounting and investigations.

Adrian Coates, Forensic Services Director

Commenting on Adrian’s appointment, Chris Osborne said: “As a business it’s important that we continue to invest in talent, and I am delighted to welcome Adrian to the team. He is highly experienced in leading large, complex eDiscovery projects and will play a significant role in the support we can provide to clients, as well as helping to drive the future growth of our team.”

Adrian added: “The Forensic Services team at FRP has shown significant growth in recent years and its reputation for the breadth of its expertise and quality of its client service was an attractive proposition. My experience includes working closely with law firms and corporate clients on a broad range of forensic technology assignments, and I am looking forward to using this experience to help develop the firm’s forensic technology offering.”

Over the last 12 months our Forensic Services team has experienced a period of significant growth, expanding by nearly double to allow the team to meet the increased demand for their services.

In 2020, our Forensic Services team was ranked in the Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide, the second year we have been recognised by the international legal directory.

Related team

Adrian Coates

Adrian Coates

  • Director
  • Forensic Services
  • London

Christopher Osborne

Christopher Osborne

  • Partner
  • Forensic Services
  • London