Matthew Haddow - CA MAE

Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services


I am a Partner and Head of the Forensic and Valuation services team at Menzies. I trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY in 2009 and hold a degree in Economics from the University of Bath. I am a Member of the Academy of Experts.

I help clients using my extensive experience of forensic accounting, financial investigations, valuation, and quantifying losses on all manner of matters including breach-of-contract and loss-of-profits claims, unfair prejudice petitions, professional negligence claims, minority-shareholder and joint-venture shareholder disputes, and claims arising following mergers and acquisitions and sales of businesses.

I have provided advice about the value of companies in a variety of contexts – for sale or purchase, for financial statement disclosure, and in shareholder disputes, including minority shareholder actions, post-acquisition disputes, expert determinations, loss of profit claims, matrimonial matters and professional negligence claims.

Working closely with solicitors, barristers, funders, insolvency practitioners and regulators, I am regularly instructed to prepare Expert reports in the High Court, Criminal Courts, tribunals and Arbitrations. I have also been appointed as Single Joint Expert and Expert Determinations.

In addition, I act as advisor in disputes outside of a formal expert witness instruction, and often pre-litigation. This includes work as independent accountant to those seeking compensation in the Foskett Panel process in respect of claims arising from the HBOS “Reading” fraud and now assist victims of the Post Office Scandal.

I regularly undertake fraud and insolvency related investigations. This includes financial investigations for corporate and public sector entities and for insolvency practitioners, as well as part of expert witness instructions.

If you require an independent expert for forensic accounting, losses or valuation, please email me.


“Matthew is a first-class operator and is fantastic to work with. His advice and guidance is always accurate, and accessible for clients, and he has an excellent bedside manner. I’m always confident that the client is getting the best possible expertise.”

“Matthew’s reports are always well-written, succinct, and persuasive. I haven’t had a situation yet where his advice and conclusions have not been accurate or helpful, and he clearly commands respect from other experts.”