Forensic accounting

In the event of a legal dispute involving financial issues, such as commercial or contractual disputes, personal disputes or even corporate fraud investigations, our expert forensic accountants can make the difference between a favourable or unfavourable outcome for the plaintiff or defendant.

We act as expert witnesses in fraud and other criminal cases, providing impartial and straightforward advice to all parties.

In all types of civil litigation disputes, such as loss of profits, loss of earnings claims and medical negligence, we provide the clear approach needed to help courts deal with complex accountancy issues.

Choose our forensic accounting specialists

Legal proceedings frequently require financial expertise, whether in establishing the quantum of a claim or investigating complex transactions and business relationships.

Our team of forensic accountancy advisors provide a comprehensive range of investigative, financial, accounting and taxation services to assist with the financial aspects of any case.

We provide independent and objective opinions which are robust and withstand challenges in Court.

And we recognise that each case is unique, so we tailor our work to fit your particular requirements and the individual circumstances, ensuring that our forensic accounting service is cost-effective to you, as our client.

Our forensic accounting expertise

We have a depth of knowledge and expertise within forensic accounting and litigation support and can help our clients in a number of situations where forensic accounting services can make a real difference.

We can provide advice and assistance on:

Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Business interruption
  • Consequential loss of profits
  • Business and share valuations
  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Disputes over royalties
  • Expert determinations
  • Mediations and ADR
  • Appointments as arbitrator
Individual and family disputes
  • Personal injury and fatal accident claims
  • Medical negligence
  • Matrimonial disputes
  • Libel claims
Forensic and corporate fraud investigations
  • Fraud
  • Tax investigations
  • DTI and other regulatory investigations
  • Money laundering
  • Conduct of directors
  • Asset tracing

We act for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil proceedings, and work for both the prosecuting authorities and Defendants in criminal matters.

Working together with you

Every forensic accounting assignment is led by an experienced partner who is an expert forensic accountant in his or her field. All our litigation support partners have appeared in Court and are familiar with the legal process.

The partner leading the corporate investigation will keep in touch with you as work progresses. We will:

  • help you identify the key issues and pre-trial strategies
  • assist in locating information and documentation to support your case
  • provide you with an initial assessment of the financial aspects of the claim
  • produce an expert’s report for use either in negotiation or litigation
  • advise solicitors and Counsel throughout and act as an expert witness

Keeping you informed in plain English at every stage

Our forensic accountants always discuss each stage of our work to ensure that you are kept fully informed of our findings and our progress. We give sound advice, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the corporate investigation, and report our findings in a clear and concise manner.

Our forensic accountants express accounting and financial issues in simple language, avoiding jargon and explaining complex concepts clearly. Where appropriate we use the latest presentation techniques.

The next step

If you would like to discuss the forensic accounting and litigation services we provide in more detail, please contact one of our forensic accountancy partners at your nearest location, or complete our contact form.

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