Dains Forensic LLP is a professional firm of Chartered Accountants, providing a wide-range of forensic accounting services through a team of dedicated Partners and senior staff. With specialist forensic accounting expertise spanning over 25 years, our forensic team is at home equally in civil and criminal arenas, providing expert evidence in both the UK and overseas in international arbitrations.

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We adopt a strategic and cost-aware approach to forensic assignments, working with our clients in order to establish as efficiently as possible the relevant facts, analysing supporting financial information and advising on the likely economic implications. Where required, we provide independent expert testimony.

We have experience of most types of dispute process encompassing: litigation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination.  Our partners have undertaken fraud and financial investigations involving a variety of industry sectors, both locally and abroad.

Our principal service areas include:

  • Expert Witness Work
  • Business Valuation
  • Matrimonial Services
  • Fraud and Financial Investigation
  • Forensic Insolvency
  • Criminal and Regulatory
  • Criminal Confiscation

Our work methodology involves the following key stages:

  • Preliminary pre-litigation assessment: we work with you to explore the financial and accounting merits of the case, together with the likely size of the dispute. We provide constructive accounting expertise at the start of the claim in the context of strategic planning.
  • Litigation support services: where required, we support the discovery process, preparing witness statements, which involve technical accounting and financial issues, and producing visual-aids for trial purposes. We provide commercial input in order to maximise the benefits of any early settlement negotiations.
  • Expert witness: our experts are engaged on a day-to-day basis in providing written and oral expert witness services in a variety of legal arenas. We analyse accounting records and other financial evidence, leading to high quality expert reports and commentary on the evidence produced by opposing experts.
  • Court hearing experience: our experts are experienced in providing oral testimony in both civil and criminal matters, in the UK and overseas.

    We are a member of NIFA (Network of Independent Forensic Accountants), whose membership consists of independent accountancy practices throughout the UK who specialise in forensic accountancy, and are able to provide a cost effective alternative to the national firms of accountants. Membership of NIFA provides safeguards to instructing parties because it sets quality standards and monitors them by an annual review of each firm's working files. Click here for the latest NIFA newsletter.