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Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support

To help reduce your costs and 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.

Challenging financial cases can be critically analysed by our partner-led forensic team to help lawyers, insurers, and judges understand the finances of a case. 

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, valuation, financial investigation and analytical reports 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, charities, to food and drink, 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:

Ruth Dooley

David Main

Tom Woodcock

Martin Howard

Jon Cartwright Phil Swan

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: 

Professional Negligence

Matrimonial Disputes 

Loss of profits 



What our clients say

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    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.

    Beverley Morris, Lodders
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    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 field.

    Assmiea Hussain
    Wright Hassall LLP
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    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.

    Anna Patterson & Tara Connor
    Thrings LLP
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Publications for download

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Key contacts

Ruth Dooley - Partner Ruth Dooley
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Tom Woodcock - Partner Tom Woodcock
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David Main - Partner David Main
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