Services

Our experts offer a range of highly specialist expert witness and litigation support services, fully supported by a very experienced senior team. Our specialist range of services is based on a collective expertise built on the experience of over 2,000 cases.

Matrimonial

Our experts are well known for their matrimonial work acting as Single Joint Expert or Party Expert and bring a wealth of business, valuation and tax expertise to every case.

Whatever the nature of the case, we ensure our opinions are relevant, credible, understandable, informed, cost effective and delivered to an agreed timetable.

We value businesses of all sizes and in a breadth of sectors. We can be appointed as Single Joint Expert or can provide a view as party expert or a preliminary report to assist in a mediated resolution.

We provide opinions on liquidity and how funds can be effectively extracted from a business tax efficiently.

We regularly appraise actual levels of historic income and estimate future maintainable earnings.

We can quantify potential tax liabilities on property and other family assets and also potential tax liabilities on historic investments in tax schemes. We have specific expertise in tax disputes and investigations.

If required, we can undertake a detailed financial investigation into the affairs of the parties or the business interests.

Business valuation

We have extensive experience of valuing interests in companies and businesses in connection with shareholder and commercial disputes. Our expertise is backed up by our experience in buying and selling businesses.

We value businesses from smaller family businesses and partnerships through to complex groups with complex share arrangements and overseas interests. 

We have a breadth of sector experience including manufacturing, engineering, retail, financial services, professional services, media services, technology, medical, media, farming, property, fintech – there are very few sectors in which we do not have specific experience.

We value business interests in shareholder and partnership disputes which may involve consideration of quasi-partnerships and minority interests.  We also value businesses in relation to termination of agency disputes, business interruption and insurance claims.

Our valuation experience is complemented by our active involvement in our sister company, JDC Corporate Finance, a leading corporate finance firm specialising in buying and selling companies in trade sales, management buy outs and minority shareholder exits.

Our business valuation services are supported by our specialist tax advice on the tax effective disposal of business interests and realisation of funds.

Professional negligence

We are well known for our expertise in the area of professional negligence.

Our substantial experience gained in international, national and regional accounting firms enables us to provide valuable input in matters of professional negligence in areas of financial accounting, GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice) statutory audit and tax.

Our experts can provide an opinion on the standard expected of a “reasonably competent professional” and an assessment of loss.

We have particular experience in taxation matters including in respect of tax schemes (e.g. film schemes, employee benefit trusts), entrepreneurs’ relief, research and development tax credits and capital allowances.

Previous cases have included claims against accountants, tax advisers, auditors and lawyers and we have acted for both claimants and defence.

Commercial disputes

We specialise in providing litigation support in commercial disputes assisting instructing lawyers with valuable input throughout the dispute

Our experts have experience in a breadth of commercial disputes including shareholder and partnership disputes, termination of agency, business interruption and insurance claims, breach of warranties, assessment of complex national minimum wage liabilities, investigating corporate failures and assisting insolvency practitioners investigating potential claims.

We can assist in providing an initial view on quantum, facilitating mediation and ultimately if the matter progresses to court we can act as an expert witness.

Our experts have substantial experience in advising and running businesses and aim to provide relevant commercial but highly specialist and expert input at a proportionate cost.

Tax disputes and investigation

We provide objective specialist tax advice on disputes with HMRC and more generally on the tax implications of transactions in litigation and wealth management.

Our experts have in-depth tax experience.

We have acted as expert witness on tax disputes with HMRC and investigations including giving evidence at Tax Tribunal on matters including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The experience of our experts includes the areas of tax schemes, research and development claims and entrepreneurs’ relief.

We can advise on tax effective income and capital extraction, share options, corporate restructuring and own share purchase.

For individuals and in matrimonial cases we can advise on succession planning, inheritance tax planning, undisclosed tax liabilities, investment reliefs and all aspects of capital gains tax.

Fraud

We specialise in conducting detailed, objective and discrete investigation into fraud and suspected financial irregularities.

We meticulously investigate all appropriate evidence in order to detect and quantify fraud. We have experience in investigating employee and officer fraud in both the private and public sector including the charitable sector.

We are experienced in tracing and following assets and advising on areas for further investigation.

We have experience in investigation of accounting irregularities and manipulation of financial reporting.

In matters of fraud we can provide an assessment of loss for insurers and for the purposes of litigation.

We can assist in fraud prevention by undertaking an independent review your internal controls and internal audit checks.  Internal audit is an effective deterrent to the opportunistic fraudster and a valuable element of corporate governance, giving the company board or trustees confidence that appropriate controls and checks are operating.

We also act in criminal matters including Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), quantifying money laundering and tax fraud.

Matrimonial

Our experts are well known for their matrimonial work acting as Single Joint Expert or Party Expert and bring a wealth of business, valuation and tax expertise to every case.

Whatever the nature of the case, we ensure our opinions are relevant, credible, understandable, informed, cost effective and delivered to an agreed timetable.

We value businesses of all sizes and in a breadth of sectors. We can be appointed as Single Joint Expert or can provide a view as party expert or a preliminary report to assist in a mediated resolution.

We provide opinions on liquidity and how funds can be effectively extracted from a business tax efficiently.

We regularly appraise actual levels of historic income and estimate future maintainable earnings.

We can quantify potential tax liabilities on property and other family assets and also potential tax liabilities on historic investments in tax schemes. We have specific expertise in tax disputes and investigations.

If required, we can undertake a detailed financial investigation into the affairs of the parties or the business interests.

Business valuation

We have extensive experience of valuing interests in companies and businesses in connection with shareholder and commercial disputes. Our expertise is backed up by our experience in buying and selling businesses.

We value businesses from smaller family businesses and partnerships through to complex groups with complex share arrangements and overseas interests. 

We have a breadth of sector experience including manufacturing, engineering, retail, financial services, professional services, media services, technology, medical, media, farming, property, fintech – there are very few sectors in which we do not have specific experience.

We value business interests in shareholder and partnership disputes which may involve consideration of quasi-partnerships and minority interests.  We also value businesses in relation to termination of agency disputes, business interruption and insurance claims.

Our valuation experience is complemented by our active involvement in our sister company, JDC Corporate Finance, a leading corporate finance firm specialising in buying and selling companies in trade sales, management buy outs and minority shareholder exits.

Our business valuation services are supported by our specialist tax advice on the tax effective disposal of business interests and realisation of funds.

Professional negligence

We are well known for our expertise in the area of professional negligence.

Our substantial experience gained in international, national and regional accounting firms enables us to provide valuable input in matters of professional negligence in areas of financial accounting, GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice) statutory audit and tax.

Our experts can provide an opinion on the standard expected of a “reasonably competent professional” and an assessment of loss.

We have particular experience in taxation matters including in respect of tax schemes (e.g. film schemes, employee benefit trusts), entrepreneurs’ relief, research and development tax credits and capital allowances.

Previous cases have included claims against accountants, tax advisers, auditors and lawyers and we have acted for both claimants and defence.

Commercial disputes

We specialise in providing litigation support in commercial disputes assisting instructing lawyers with valuable input throughout the dispute

Our experts have experience in a breadth of commercial disputes including shareholder and partnership disputes, termination of agency, business interruption and insurance claims, breach of warranties, assessment of complex national minimum wage liabilities, investigating corporate failures and assisting insolvency practitioners investigating potential claims.

We can assist in providing an initial view on quantum, facilitating mediation and ultimately if the matter progresses to court we can act as an expert witness.

Our experts have substantial experience in advising and running businesses and aim to provide relevant commercial but highly specialist and expert input at a proportionate cost.

Tax disputes and investigation

We provide objective specialist tax advice on disputes with HMRC and more generally on the tax implications of transactions in litigation and wealth management.

Our experts have in-depth tax experience.

We have acted as expert witness on tax disputes with HMRC and investigations including giving evidence at Tax Tribunal on matters including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The experience of our experts includes the areas of tax schemes, research and development claims and entrepreneurs’ relief.

We can advise on tax effective income and capital extraction, share options, corporate restructuring and own share purchase.

For individuals and in matrimonial cases we can advise on succession planning, inheritance tax planning, undisclosed tax liabilities, investment reliefs and all aspects of capital gains tax.

Fraud

We specialise in conducting detailed, objective and discrete investigation into fraud and suspected financial irregularities.

We meticulously investigate all appropriate evidence in order to detect and quantify fraud. We have experience in investigating employee and officer fraud in both the private and public sector including the charitable sector.

We are experienced in tracing and following assets and advising on areas for further investigation.

We have experience in investigation of accounting irregularities and manipulation of financial reporting.

In matters of fraud we can provide an assessment of loss for insurers and for the purposes of litigation.

We can assist in fraud prevention by undertaking an independent review your internal controls and internal audit checks.  Internal audit is an effective deterrent to the opportunistic fraudster and a valuable element of corporate governance, giving the company board or trustees confidence that appropriate controls and checks are operating.

We also act in criminal matters including Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), quantifying money laundering and tax fraud.