Forensic accountant services
Haines Watts can help with forensic accounting and litigation by providing:
A service that will stand up in court
Everything we prepare is in plain English. We’re happy to present findings in court as an Expert Witness and be cross examined. We’ve been involved in hundreds of cases, involving all sorts of legal actions including disputes that have not reached court.
Business valuation and divorce
We can value your business for commercial reasons or divorce proceedings and help with liquidity and sustainable income. We’ll use our experience and databases to derive a value based on similar businesses. We can also help with the tax implications of divorce.
Intellectual property (IP)
Trade marks, brands, customer lists, even business processes are examples of IP that carry value in a business. We can assist in the quantification of these values to a business.
Commercial disputes and mediation
Disputes can arise out of a variety of business relationships including trading or license agreements, sale and purchase, or banking arrangements. We can help by assessing the economic loss or mediating between the parties.
Personal injury, negligence & dependency
We handle cases of personal injury for both self employed and employed people. Let us help calculate loss of earnings, pension and other employment benefits.
Insurance claims consultancy
We advise on the effects of financial losses and business interruption, identify eligible expenses of the claim, help improve your cashflow during the period, negotiate with all parties and work with insurance brokers.
Fraud, proceeds of crime & criminal investigations
We can investigate and report on occupational fraud, large corporate fraud and VAT carousel frauds. We also have vast experience in defending confiscation orders and reporting under POCA 2002.
Accountants, architects, financial advisers, insurance brokers, surveyors and solicitors are all open to professional negligence claims. We can advise on quantum and, in certain circumstances liability, interview claimants or defendants, mediate between parties and negotiate early settlements.