Expert Witness Services
For smaller, less complex claims, we may be asked to adopt a stage approach to our services, starting with a limited scope or desktop review. We offer a speedy and focussed service through which we review and comment on identified documents, leading to a confidential assessment in which we identify:
- Errors in the claim
- Information gaps and/or inconsistencies
- Sweeping and unsupported conclusions
- Anomalies and potential fraud
Our objective is to provide a cost effective solution to your problem, prompting am early negotiated settlement or a decision to proceed to litigation, where we can continue to act as your accounting expert should you so decide. When disputes cannot be contained within an early settlement and proceed to the next stage of litigation, we work with client and legal teams throughout the dispute process, providing relevant advice on the financial and practical issues at stake.
We apply a consistent forensic methodology but tailor our services to each particular case and client. Our forensic assignments projects fall into the following broad categories:
- Commercial Disputes
- International Arbitration
- Transactional and Shareholder Disputes
Commercial disputes between companies can be wide-ranging and complex. Our role is to construct a coherent strategic approach in order to identify and address the critical issues. We analyse and assess the available information in order to quantify the probable range of loss incurred, whether due to breach of contract, professional negligence or other cause.
International arbitration is now the accepted way of dispute resolution between parties to international commercial contracts. It allows businesses to avoid national courts in favour of a demonstrably neutral predetermined decision-maker: the Arbitral Tribunal.
We recognise that our clients may require specialist accounting support at every stage of a company sale and purchase transaction. In this respect we work closely with our Corporate Finance colleagues who focus on pre-deal due diligence, SPA support, purchase price negotiation and working capital analysis. At Dains Forensic, our focus is on the expert accounting and financial support needed by our clients in the event of transactional and shareholder dispute.