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Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness

Legal practitioners rely on chartered accountants, business and tax advisers for specialist knowledge to build a successful case for their clients. We have experience liaising with legal advisers and can act for individuals, businesses, liquidators or solicitors as an independent expert or a single joint expert. We are one of a few UK firms who provide forensic accounting as a service; our investigations enable lawyers, insurance companies and other clients resolve disputes. 

You need a specialist who understands the complexities of the issues discussed as well as the particulars of the case. To be certain that you receive the best support, we provide objective and comprehensive reports which present the findings concisely and accessibly.

Our experts have the technical expertise and understanding to provide complex financial explanations on your behalf. This includes testifying in court and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence. You can be confident our thorough support will guide you through the complexities of the process.

We can provide expert business valuations, forensic accounting support and tax advice for the proceedings, in addition to assistance with;

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Fee disputes
  • Matrimonial issues
  • Financial disputes
  • Contested business loss
  • Fraud investigation
  • Deceased estates
  • Professional negligence claim
  • Personal injury claim

Forensic Accounting

What is a Forensic Accountant?

Forensic accounting is the integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills to form a very specialist branch of accountancy that few companies have the skill, resources and expertise to practice. Myers Clark is one of the few UK firms that can advertise it as a service, and we enable lawyers, insurance companies and other clients resolve disputes. 

Public and private companies, insurance companies, banks, police forces and government agencies often employ us to investigate and analyse financial evidence, often requiring us to develop computerised applications to assist in this. We then communicate and present our findings and assist, as an expert witness, in legal proceedings, including testifying in court and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence that a Jury will understand.

Why do I need a forensic accountant?

You may need a forensic accountant if you are involved in any of the following:

  • Shareholder and partnership dispute
  • Matrimonial dispute
  • Professional negligence claim
  • Personal injury claim
  • Contested business loss
  • Fraud investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Tax enquiry
  • Contractual dispute
  • Royalty or copyright dispute
  • Insurance claim

How will a forensic accountant help me?

Whether you are the defendant or the claimant, we can work with your lawyer to study and interpret the facts of the case in a professional manner. Often our involvement at an early stage can result in the matter being settled out of court. However, if there is a need to pursue litigation, we can:

  • Provide the necessary information and documentation to support your case
  • Produce valuations in support of a claim
  • Act as an expert witness in court

We can take undertake work both in the Civil and Criminal justice system, and we have extensive experience in both courts. Our experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Out of court settlements
  • Expert witness at court
  • "Non-Exeat Regno" case in the Royal Courts of Justice Commercial Division, preventing the defendant from leaving the country to escape prosecution
  • International investigative work across the globe, involving multi-national legislation and reporting systems
  • Negotiation of valuation of shares with HMRC Share Valuation Division
  • Fraud investigations
  • Working on behalf of claimants and defendants

For further information, contact us on 01923 224411 or send us an email

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