Forensic Accountants

Rakesh Kapila and George Sim are forensic accountants with over 40 years’ experience between them. They have both given evidence on numerous occasions in the High Court, the Family Court, County Courts and the Crown Court (including the Central Criminal Court). They have also given a large number of presentations to solicitors, barristers, insurers and accountants.

Rakesh Kapila - forensic accountant

Rakesh Kapila

Partner
(BSc FCA MAE MEWI)

Tel: 020 7636 7699
rkapila@simkapila.co.uk

Qualifications

Rakesh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 with Coopers & Lybrand, now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Principal Professional Specialisms

Since 1986, Rakesh has specialised as a forensic accountant, analysing and reporting on the financial and accounting aspects of personal injury and fatal accident cases, divorce cases, including business valuations and investigating the financial situation of married couples and of family businesses, loss of profits claims, commercial claims, business valuations and criminal cases including fraud investigations, money laundering cases and confiscation proceedings.

Rakesh has extensive experience in acting for claimants and defendants. He has also been instructed a Single Joint Expert on numerous commercial, matrimonial, personal injury and other cases.

Rakesh has given evidence on several occasions in the High Court, the Family Court, the Crown Court (including the Central Criminal Court) and at tribunals as well as attending mediations.

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Rakesh is a member of the Academy of Experts and a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute. He is also a member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Published Articles and Presentations

Rakesh has written numerous articles for publications such as the Law Society’s Gazette, the Solicitors Journal, the Lawyer and the New Law Journal on subjects such as the forensic accountant's general role, personal injury litigation, the relevance of pensions in personal injury litigation, fatal accident claims, matrimonial disputes, applications for security for costs, compensation for miscarriages of justice, the detection of fraud, wrongful trading and MPs’ expenses. He has also presented various courses and seminars on forensic accountancy to solicitors, barristers, insurers and law tutors.

 

George Sim- forensic accountant

George Sim

Consultant
(MA FCA MAE MEWI)

Tel: 020 7636 7699
gsim@simkapila.co.uk

Qualifications

George is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984 with Robson Rhodes, now part of Grant Thornton.

Principal Professional Specialisms

Since 1987, George has specialised as a forensic accountant, analysing and reporting on the financial and accounting aspects of employment disputes, personal injury and fatal accident cases, loss of profits claims, business and share valuations, criminal cases including fraud investigations, money laundering cases and confiscation proceedings, commercial claims, professional negligence cases and divorce cases.

George has extensive experience in acting for claimants and defendants. He has also been instructed a Single Joint Expert on numerous commercial, matrimonial, personal injury and other cases.

George has given evidence on several occasions in the High Court, the Family Court and the Crown Court (including the Central Criminal Court).

Memberships of Professional Organisations

George is a member of the Academy of Experts and a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute. He is also a member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Published Articles and Presentations

George has written numerous articles for publications such as the Law Society’s Gazette, the Solicitors Journal, the Lawyer and the New Law Journal on subjects such as the role of valuations in litigation, loss of profits cases, professional negligence actions against accountants, shareholder disputes, the interpretation of financial statements, the appraisal of expert accountants’ reports, partnership disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, money laundering and fraudulent trading. He has also presented various courses and seminars on forensic accountancy to solicitors, barristers, insurers and law tutors.