joined the Government in 1970. His early career was spent with the Government’s
Share Valuation (SV); which is responsible for all of the private company,
business, intellectual property, and intangible asset valuation requirements of
Government: the Capital Taxes Office (CTO) and Policy and Management divisions. In both SV and the
CTO, Mr. King held senior positions in the HQ units, dealing with the most
He left the Government after 17 years to establish a Valuation
Unit for a large accountancy practice and, before the founding of Valuation
Consulting, was the MD of specialist valuation companies within two major
international investment banks. He has undertaken corporate finance work.
Mr. King is frequently asked to lecture for professional bodies and training organisations about commercial and tax valuation. He is a contributor to many journals, television, and radio. He is a contributor to books (Business Valuation Digest – Thomson, Intellectual Property Rights and Their Valuation Gresham, Due Diligence Law and Practice – Sweet & Maxwell, The Trademark Handbook amongst others).
His book Valuation and Exploitation of
Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets was published by
EMIS Professional Publishing in May 2003 which attracted excellent reviews.
He has been one of two separately listed UK Expert Witnesses in the areas of intellectual property and intangible asset valuation and one of the five separately listed unquoted company Experts in The Law Society (now Sweet and Maxwell) Directory of Expert Witnesses (1996-2017). He is the founder of the Society of Share and Business Valuers, Chairman RICS Business and IP Valuation Group (2014-2018), founding expert Lord Woolf’s Expert Witness Institute, member of the Licensing Executive Society, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (Associate), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Fellow and Chartered Valuation Surveyor Registered Business Valuer) and international Association of Consultants, Valuers and Analysts. He has been involved in a number of major recent cases including the professional negligence case Ball (the co-founder of The Eden Project) v Druces and Attlee concerning IPR, business valuation and royalty rates. Trademark litigation clients include Levi Strauss.