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Forensic CV: Ruth Dooley


Ruth Dooley FCA MA (Oxon) 

Ruth is a partner with more than 25 years accountancy and tax experience.  She trained as an auditor and later moved to specialise in tax.  She joined Hazlewoods LLP in 2009 having previously been a partner with Grant Thornton LLP.

In her career she has acted for a wide range of companies and private clients. Her corporate clients have ranged across many sectors and have included SMEs, AIM companies and Plcs.

Ruth has been involved for over 15 years in the valuation and taxation aspect of litigation.  She is frequently retained to provide reports as an expert witness, particularly in cases involving matrimonial disputes and cases of professional negligence. She accepts instructions as a joint expert and as a single expert.

Her business and share valuations experience as either expert or Single Joint Expert extends to:
  • Divorce cases
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership litigation
  • Company share buy-ins
  • Pension scheme purchases
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Group reorganisations

In respect of her taxation advice for professional negligence cases she has covered a wide range of  topics including:

  • Film schemes
  • Other tax avoidance schemes
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Termination Agreements
  • Incorrect and late filings
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Share schemes design and implementation
  • Offshore tax planning
  • Deferred tax calculations
  • Handling of HMRC enquiries

Ruth has witness box experience and training.

She has attended many mediations and joint meetings of experts.

In her spare time, Ruth has enjoyed  triathlons and marathons. She is a regular snowboarder and skier.  She is a PADI advanced diver and an RYA Yachtmaster.