We have undertaken forensic accounting work on a large number of fraud and criminal cases involving a financial element. We have been instructed by solicitors on civil fraud cases and we have represented both the prosecution and the defence on criminal cases including fraud, theft, false accounting, fraudulent trading, money laundering and tax evasion.
We also have extensive experience in relation to confiscation proceedings taken on the basis of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Our work includes appraising evidence on the benefits and realisable assets alleged to have been obtained by a defendant.
When providing expert evidence in civil and criminal cases, we always aim to provide independent and objective advice on the basis of our overriding duty to the court. We prepare clear and concise reports for court proceedings since we are fully aware of the need to explain complex accounting and financial issues in simple terms.
We are instructed to provide initial advice or as experts. Our work often includes ongoing advice for Counsel including assistance in court in the examination and cross-examination of witnesses providing evidence on accounting and financial issues. Our areas of expertise include the following types of work: