Matthew Haddow – Partner, Forensic Accounting and Valuations
We provide skilled and specialist assistance in legal disputes and financial investigations, offering expert witness support in both civil and criminal courts, arbitration as part of ADR and expert determinations. Our matters typically involve assessment of quantum of losses and valuation.
We have vast in-house experience we draw upon to provide a swift response, often in the most complex and demanding of circumstances. We have worked with law enforcement agencies and lawyers worldwide and extensively throughout the UK.
We are often asked to provide ad-hoc advice at any stage of proceedings, and will apply our common-sense approach, drawing on decades of experience of accountancy, audit, valuation, investigations and disputes.
Our team comprises people from a diverse range of accounting and professional backgrounds, with a wealth of experience. It is this practical knowledge of business life, combined with keeping abreast of the litigation landscape, that enables our team to tackle the most complex of problems.
When you engage us we will always actively involve the senior members of our team on assignments. We firmly believe that the issues that need to be tackled require the experience and insight that comes from a successful track record. At the same time, we will tailor our response to your precise needs and ensure we provide excellent value and the best mix of skills available.
Our Disputes, investigation and Valuation Expertise
Our in-house Experts regularly appear in court and have dealt with many 100s of court cases during their careers, and are well-versed in the complex legal procedures leading up to trial. We are highly respected by both barristers and solicitors due to our ability to simplify and explain financial evidence, and also our notable track record of success.
Our team have significant expertise in leading financial investigations and have worked globally with many agencies including the FBI, SFO, OLAF (EC), FCA, FRC and multiple foreign police forces. Our highly skilled staff conduct discreet investigations, using the latest forensic methods.
OUR VALUATION EXPERTISE
Our forensic accounting and valuation specialists are well versed in legal disputes and financial investigations. We will work closely with legal advisors to provide independent Expert Witness or Single Joint Expert Witness reports or Expert Determinations where valuation is a key component.
We understand the significance of your case and will endeavour to reach a satisfactory conclusion for you or your client. Our contentious valuations will be backed up with sound reasoning and judgement which stand up to scrutiny.
Previous cases requiring valuations in a contentious setting include:
- Shareholder disputes;
- M&A related disputes including earn out disputes and completion accounts;
- Breach of warranty;
- Employment disputes involving the transfer of shares; and
- Matrimonial disputes
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