James Palmer



Managing Director

James Palmer is a managing director in the London office of Kroll and is part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit. James joined Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) in 2004 and has over 20 years of valuation experience.

James has extensive experience in performing valuations of business enterprises, debt instruments, equity securities and intangible assets. These valuations are for the purpose of assisting clients in tax & financial planning & reporting, transaction advisory support, strategic planning & litigation support and portfolio valuation support for the alternative asset industry. James has experience in acting as an expert witness and has spoken on a wide variety of valuation related topics, including the Valuation of Intangible Assets, the Practical Implementation of IFRS 3 and Valuation in Accordance with the IPEV Guidelines.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the consumer products practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.
James received his MEng. in mechanical engineering from Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a former chair of the ICAEWs Valuation Community.


Valuation of businesses, assets and alternative investments for financial reporting, tax and other purposes.

Valuation Services

When companies require an objective and independent assessment of value, they look to Kroll.