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 Expert  727823

Expert in Forensic Accountancy, Quantification of Losses, Fraud Investigations, Disputed Share Valuations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 1990. She is Head of Forensic Accounting Services within Expert's Firm, a Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants based in London and South East England.

Expert has been involved in forensic accountancy since 1990 and is frequently instructed to act as an Expert Witness in the field of accountancy in legal actions requiring the quantification of lost profits arising from contractual disputes, breach of contract and business interruption. She has also acted in an Expert capacity in matrimonial and other proceedings involving the valuation of privately owned companies or the loss of an income stream. She has been trained to act in an Expert capacity in the context of collaborative law proceedings.

Expert has acted in an Expert capacity in many assignments involving allegations of negligence against auditors and accountants and in high-profile fraud cases, both civil and criminal, in which she was instructed by solicitors acting for company directors facing allegations of fraud, misrepresentation or false accounting.

Expert has been involved in a number of forensic investigations on behalf of corporate entities in which fraud or wrongdoing by directors or employees has been suspected.

Expert has given evidence in the civil and criminal courst on many occasions and is familiar with the requirements concerning the role of the Single Joint Expert.




business valuation


divorce accounting


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professional negligence


share valuation


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   FCA   Accountancy   Institute of Chartered Accountants  
1984   BA Honours   English Literature and Modern History   University of Liverpool  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to




Forensic Accounting Services




Expert joined Kingston Smith as a Senior Manager and progressed to partner in 2002. She is now Head of Expert's Firm's Forensic Accounting Services group.

1994 to 1997




Forensic accounting




Expert was responsible for the day to day management of ongoing cases and assisted the appointed Experts with the preparation of reports.

1990 to 1994


BDO Binder Hamlyn


Litigation support


Senior through to manager


On qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 Expert commenced specialist training as a forensic accountant and Expert Witness, progressing to manager by 1994 when the firm merged with Andersen.

1984 to 1990


Pannell Kerr Forster




Junior through to senior


Expert undertook her training in the audit department progressing to senior in charge of a wide range of audit assignments before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Academy of Experts and the Expert Witness Institute. She is also a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written numerous published articles and is the co-author of a case book for auditors and accountants to be published in Autumn 2010.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was instructed by lawyers acting for a company involved in the manufacture of canning products to quantify the loss of profits suffered by the company as a consequence of an alleged breach of contract by a major customer. The Claimant was able to negotiate a satisfactory settlement on the basis of the figures set out in Expert's report.
  • Expert was appointed by lawyers acting for an engineering firm facing allegations of professional negligence brought by a major national house builder who claimed that delays on a project resulted in funds not being available to develop other sites. She was able to demonstrate through careful analysis of the group accounts that the availability of funds was not the limiting factor on the development of sites.
  • Expert was appointed in an Expert capacity by the International Chamber of Commerce to report to the Arbitrator on various business valuation-related issues raised by both sides in a dispute between shareholders in a UK electronics company. The Arbitrator relied on the opinions expressed in her report when determining the outcome of the dispute.
  • Expert has been appointed by a high profile charity operating in the arts to investigate and quantify the amount of funds embezzled by the charity's former Finance Director. Her role includes acting in an Expert capacity in connection with the charity's claim against its former auditors for their failure to detect the fraud during the course of their audits of the charity's annual financial statements.
  • Expert was instructed by lawyers acting for former employees of a worldwide advertising and media group who faced allegations of data theft following their departure from the group to set up their own company. Her role was to quantify the loss of profits suffered by the group as a consequence of the former employees' alleged conduct.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has acted in an Expert Witness capacity in numerous UK and international proceedings. She has given evidence in the UK civil and criminal Courts and also acts in an investigative/ advisory capacity in relation to instances of suspected fraud or wrongdoing by directors or employees.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2004   Canada   Forensic accounting work in connection with a fraud investigation concerning the Canadian subsidiary of a UK company.
2005 to 2005   Anguilla/ Eastern Carribean   Expert Witness assignment relating to a commercial dispute involving an Anguillan based luxury hotel/ resort.

Market Research:
Expert has provided forensic accountancy and Expert Witness services to entities from a wide range of industries and service sectors.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has lectured to auditors and accountants on the ICAEW's disciplinary process and on the lessons to be learned from the professional negligence cases in which she has been involved. She delivers an annual seminar to qualified fee earners within her firm on developments in the professional negligence arena and the mistakes made by auditors and accoutants.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert receives regular requests from clients and contacts to recommend law firms in a range of litigation/ dispute resolution areas.


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