Our first-hand experience, presence in the industry and appreciation of the situation means we can offer an industry-leading response. We believe that we have the requisite skills and experience to undertake and fulfil the role of an evaluator.
An evaluator is an individual who is satisfied that their relevant knowledge and experience is sufficient for the purposes of making a qualifying report. There are also other specific requirements required:
- Insurance: There must be professional indemnity insurance in place in respect of that individual.
- Independence: The Evaluator must not be connected with the company, nor be an associate of the connected person or connected with the connected person.
Compass Evaluator Reports meet these requirements. The evaluator should also be satisfied that the consideration to be provided for the relevant property and the grounds for the substantial disposal are reasonable in the circumstances.
Meet the Evaluator – Kevin Murphy
Kevin has over 25 years of experience advising and acting as an Administrator, as well as Liquidator and Supervisor. He is a licenced (currently non-appointment taking) Insolvency Practitioner.
Kevin originally trained as a lawyer, undertaking a law degree whereby he achieved a 2:1 LLB (Hons) degree and successfully completed the Law Society Final Exams and then subsequently entered the insolvency profession.
Spending much of his career with a national firm of insolvency specialists, Kevin progressed to Director of Insolvency, where he gained extensive experience of turnaround work, focussing primarily on Company Voluntary Arrangements and Administrations and latterly heading up the firm’s Administration team in the Manchester office.
Kevin was responsible for many of the complex and challenging matters. Kevin had to navigate the issues of ensuring the cases were progressed in an efficient and timely manner, whilst remaining wholly compliant with regulation and legislation.
Utilising the extensive skill set that his experience of turnaround and insolvency work equipped him with, Kevin decided to focus his skills on solvent acquisitions and since 2017 has been an advisor to a buy and build acquisitions group and has held a number of non exec advisory roles.