|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.|
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support Services
Individuals, businesses and the legal profession are recognising the benefits of engaging accountants for litigation support, forensic accounting and expert witness matters.
Watts Gregory LLP has an established forensic accounting, litigation support and expert witness service which is headed by Chris Hatcher who has over 20 years experience of such work. Chris is a member of the Expert Witness Institute and the Academy of Experts, and is also a member of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) Forensic & Valuations Communities, an Accredited Expert Witness under the ICAEW scheme and is an affiliate of Resolution. Not only does Chris have extensive experience of preparing expert reports, but has given evidence in Court many times, including Crown, Family, County and High Courts.
Expert reports with a strong tax element are normally undertaken by Chris' fellow partner Anne Smith. As well as being a member of ICAEW, Anne is also a member of the CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation) and holds its highest qualification, that of a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Anne has many years experience of dealing with standalone expert tax reports and also where circumstances require, joint reports with Chris.
As outlined above, the firm is a member of NIFA (the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants) specifically covering South Wales, but with work undertaken throughout England & Wales.
We are prepared to provide quotes in advance of any work being undertaken and to review case papers on a no obligation basis.
Our Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Expert Witness services cover:
- Theft & Fraud Investigations
- Personal Injury & Other Loss Claims
- Matrimonial Disputes & Settlements
- Share & Business Valuations
- Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
- Professional Negligence Actions
- Financial Services Miss-Selling Actions