Risk Management

Litigation Support

Our litigation support is divided into three main areas:

  • Forensic and investigation services
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Creditor services

Forensic and Investigation Services

In an increasingly challenging economic and regulatory environment, our forensic services team provides a full range of services including asset tracing, fraud investigations, tax / VAT investigations plus confiscation and restraint.

Our team consists of experienced professionals, which extends through our partner network to chartered loss adjusters, specialist investigators, tax authorities and IT professionals. We provide independent and expert opinion based on detailed research and investigation to deliver solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We have strong links to experts in the legal profession and access to acknowledged leaders in specific fields which together with our understanding of the legal process and experience of acting as Expert Witnesses enables us to provide a high quality service.

Our services include:

  • Monitoring and Advisory Reports
  • Viability Report
  • Solvency Reviews
  • Restructuring and Recovery Options

Jurisdiction

We undertake assignments throughout the UK and internationally. Our close links with forensic specialists throughout our network means that we can quickly assemble cross-border teams and undertake international projects.

Asset Tracing and Recovery

We can provide an investigation service that tracks and identifies assets which may have been embezzled from companies and organisations.  We use sophisticated techniques to quantify the amounts involved, tracing the assets and funds, (which may have been transferred to foreign accounts) and assisting with recovering all or part of the sums stolen.

Fraud Investigations

We provide advice to organisations that may have been the victim of fraud. We establish the facts of the case and provide expert advice on the best route for recovery of the funds as quickly as possible.

Our investigation team has extensive experience in dealing with cases of fraud and can assist whether these are complex, contentious cross-border disputes or employee matters. We help organisations investigate their suspicions forcefully, and use computer forensics, data analysis and traditional methods to carry out our work effectively.

Tax/VAT Investigations

Where there is a suspicion of Tax and VAT evasion, we will provide expert analysis and if necessary can manage the enquiry. Our efforts are initially focused on determining if any irregularity has occurred then assessing the amounts involved. Once this is established we will present a route for the recovery of any amounts that have been misappropriated.

Working in conjunction with the Inspector of Taxes involved in the case, we help to bring complicated investigations to a speedy conclusion, whilst achieving the best possible settlement.

Confiscation and Restraint

If you are investigated or prosecuted for fraud, the investigating authorities will often take measures to freeze your assets with a view to confiscating the profits of any illegal activities. We advise businesses in relation to confiscation and restraint proceedings.

We specialise in financial investigations resulting from restraint and confiscation proceedings and provide expert witnesses for both criminal and civil proceedings.

Expert Witness

Typically expert witnesses are relied on for opinions in both criminal and civil trials. Their opinion may have a significant bearing on the outcome of a case and the amount of compensation involved.

Our forensic and investigation services team have access to expert witnesses, which can be brought to bear at the start of a case. We work closely with them to make sure they are properly briefed on all aspects of the case including accounting, auditing, tax and statistics. We provide coaching to ensure that expert witness testimony is structured and delivered in language that can be readily understood.