To bring legal disputes to a swift conclusion, we can provide the right professional advice from the early stages of your case.

Researching, preparing and presenting complex financial arguments calls for an independent, pragmatic approach.

How can we help you?

Your case will be unique and may require a range of forensic accounting services.
 
By combining accounting, tax, auditing, corporate finance and business valuation knowledge with investigative skills, we can support you with expert witness advice across the following areas:
 

Making a difference

Our forensic accounting and litigation support service can be tailored to suit your needs. Our accountants and business advisers have a degree of sector expertise, which is very hard to find elsewhere.

From veterinary to dental, law firms to farms and estates, we have a wide range of industry experience that will provide you with the knowledge and detail to make a difference in your case.

The leading partners in our forensic team are also members of the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and Resolution - first for family law. 

You will have confidence that you are working with professionals who have witness box experience, are well versed in joint meetings of experts and can provide you with Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Family Procedure Rules (FPR) compliant reports.

 

Meet the team

To help you with your forensic accounting and litgation requirements, our team have a range of experience as well as the ability to draw upon indepth sector expertise. View more detailed versions of their forensic CVs below:
 

Case experience

Although your case will be entirely unique, to give you an idea of what we have dealt with in the past, you can view just some of our case experience below:
 

Testimonial from Beverley Morris, Lodders

"I instructed Ruth Dooley, Partner at Hazlewoods, as a single joint expert in a matrimonial case in which a farming business was the consideration. The remit of her expertise allowed us to analyse the value of the husband’s shareholding and address issues concerning maintainable income and liquidity. Her expertise within farms and estates was invaluable in assisting with the resolution of the case in a timely fashion."

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Testimonial from Assmiea Hussain

"I would highly recommend Ruth for her expertise in dealing with the valuation of business assets in divorce. She acted as a shadow expert for the wife in divorce proceedings where wife was seeking for the expert to comment on the valuation of husband’s business interest , his financial disclosure of the business and also provide advice on issues in respect of taxation and the liquidity in the business. Ruth was very approachable and friendly. She gave practical, pragmatic advice and is expert in her fi..."

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Testimonial from Anna Patterson & Tara Connor

"The contents and layout of the reports were very clear and carefully explained. A very high level of detail and expertise was shown which has proved to be very useful in running the cases. Further and most importantly, as a firm myou are very approachable and very quickly came back with the relevant CVs and quotes. Questions were answered promptly making the whole process very straightforward."

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Testimonial from James Carroll

"I can thoroughly recommend Ruth who I engaged on a high net worth family law matter with complex personal and corporate tax issues. Ruth’s input was vital, as I received last minute instructions and had to obtain essential advice on an urgent basis. "

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Testimonial from Anonymous

"With reference to Mr Main’s evidence generally Counsel (who presented the closing submissions on this part) said: ‘We say he is a very reasonable, prudent and careful man, and we ask your Lordship to accept his report. I think that that was a fair and justified evaluation of Mr Main. On many matters where there was a choice to be made between assumptions Mr Main consistently made the more prudent assumption, and I found his evidence both measured and helpful."

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Testimonial from Adam Finch

"Your report was clear, concise and well drafted. One that I would have no issues in serving on my opponent."

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