Adam Bates | Partner
Forensic Accountant

+44 (0)20 7851 8888


Adam joined JHA in 2016 as a Partner and Forensic Accountant. A qualified chartered accountant for more than 30 years, he is highly experienced in forensic accounting in fraud, asset tracing, regulatory and white collar investigations, and cyber blackmail.

Adam leads JHA’s team of Forensic Accountants and Researchers who use their investigative, diagnostic and numeracy skills to assist clients, solicitors and barristers through establishing a clear base of evidence. This includes determining the ownership of assets, tracing transactions through accounting records, analysing and presenting complex financial data, interviewing witnesses and gathering other forms of accountancy or financial evidence.

Prior to joining JHA, Adam was chair of the Global Forensic practice at one of the Big Four accountancy firms. This role gave him unparalleled experience of coordinating investigations across multiple jurisdictions. He has worked in Brunei, Japan, Singapore, China, India, Iraq, Dubai, Liechtenstein, Guernsey, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Kuwait, the US and many other jurisdictions.

He has significant experience of the financial services sector, having been seconded to the Bank of England and the Serious Fraud Office.


Chartered accountant in England and Wales, 1986


Manchester University - BEng