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Kelvin 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, Kelvin held senior positions in the HQ units, dealing with the most complex cases.
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.
Kelvin 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, 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.
- "Mr King has had a long and distinguished career in the field of valuation. I found Mr King to be an impressive witness." - The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
- EIPR: valuation of intellectual property and other intangible assets is regarded even by the parochial standards of some European intellectual property lawyers -as a highly specialist field, dominated by a relatively small number of well-known and experienced practitioners. Pre-eminent amongst them is Kelvin King, one of the co-authors of this book.