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Consisting of a team of Chartered Accountants, Dains provides a range of forensic accounting services, delivered via a team of senior staff and dedicated partners. With over 25 years of experience, we have experience working in both civil and criminal arenas, offering expert advice and guidance both in the UK and overseas.

What is Forensic Accounting?

Forensic accountants analyse financial records, transactions, and reports to provide expert opinions and support legal proceedings. This area of accounting plays a crucial role in: 

  • Investigating financial misconduct

  • Uncovering hidden assets

  • Quantifying economic damages, and  

  • Presenting findings in a manner suitable for litigation or dispute resolution

Forensic accountants often work in collaboration with law enforcement, attorneys, or corporate entities to ensure financial transparency and integrity. We have also acted in numerous matrimonial matters, covering a wide variety of businesses. We seek to explain clearly the financial issues to aid the settlement of disputes. 

Matrimonial Services

At Dains, we skillfully handle matrimonial disputes with a balance of professional objectivity and empathy, aiming for fair and swift resolutions that benefit the whole family. We delve into dispute specifics, assess settlement feasibilities, and consider tax impacts, offering expert witness services, advice, and support to navigate these challenging situations effectively.

Matrimonial Disputes

Forensic Services

As part of our forensic accounting services, we combine the core principles of accounting with investigative techniques to identify financial irregularities, discrepancies, or fraud. 

We possess expertise in various dispute resolution processes, including litigation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication, and expert determination. Our partners have conducted fraud and financial investigations across diverse industry sectors, both domestically and internationally. 

Our approach includes the following essential stages:

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    Preliminary pre-litigation assessment

    We collaborate with you to examine the financial and accounting aspects of the case, alongside estimating the potential dispute size. Our proactive accounting expertise is offered at the onset of the claim within the framework of strategic planning.

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    Litigation support services

    As needed, we assist in the discovery process by preparing witness statements that entail technical accounting and financial matters, along with creating trial-specific visual aids. Our team also offers commercial insights to optimise the advantages of early settlement

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    Expert witness

    Our experts are actively involved in delivering daily written and oral expert witness services across diverse legal domains. We scrutinise accounting records and other financial evidence, resulting in the production of top-tier expert reports and analysis of evidence presented by opposing experts. If you are looking for expert witness services, please email: forensic@dains.com.

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    Court hearing experience

    Our seasoned experts are well-versed in delivering oral testimony in both civil and criminal cases, both within the UK and internationally.

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.  


Speak to a Forensic Accountant

Dains has a team of forensic accountants that adopt a strategic and cost-aware approach to forensic assignments. We work 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.