Our forensic accounting experts have worked with businesses across the UK, covering numerous forms of disputes in many sectors of industry and the professions. We aim to help disputes be resolved quickly by providing independent, clear and cost-effective reports.
The team is lead by Malcolm Friend, who has a wealth and breadth of practical experience, and works closely with solicitors, insurance companies, banks and other corporate entities.
Our service covers, amongst other things, financial investigations, partnership disputes, consequential loss, business and share valuations and matrimonial disputes.
Friend has over 20 years experience of assisting in litigation matters, supporting clients and other professionals in a wide variety of cases.
Our different disciplines work closely together (tax, accountancy and audit), ensuring that each litigation engagement is examined from all financial advisory aspects. We realise it is not a single or separate skill. Our work is tailored to each situation and therefore focus on what is required rather than presenting a standardised report.
Main areas we can assist with include:
- Professional negligence
- Employment matters
- Commercial litigation
- Personal injury
Friend has extensive experience in providing Expert Witness Services as part of litigation or dispute resolution in all types of disputes and industries.
Our team works with law firms and our clients to provide an independent assessment of the quantum of a specific claim and can also give evidence in cases on liability involving alleged accounting or audit negligence.
Our services are applicable at each stage of a dispute, from advising clients on viability at the commencement of a claim, to providing expert evidence for court. We have an outstanding record in helping our clients negotiate favourable early settlements, however, if the dispute continues into litigation, our team has a track record of achieving recommendations from judges on the quality of expert evidence in court.