Insolvency Fraud And Asset Recovery

When businesses get into difficulties and face bankruptcy the time is ripe for fraud. Assets are carefully hidden so that when the company goes bust, there is nothing left for the creditors. And yet a lot of the insolvency fraud can be traced to the professional practitioners… … Read More

Forensic Tax Accountant

A forensic accountant’s input is valuable in criminal tax evasion cases. Tax fraud costs the UK a massive amount, and HMRC rightly must come down hard. However, their allegations and assumptions can be somewhat zealous, and the need for a balanced and impartial assessment is essential. … Read More

Expert Accountant – What’s In A Name?

It can be difficult to give a single title to such a person. Descriptions of my job title have included forensic accountant, expert witness, expert accountant, fraud expert, fraud investigator or independent expert. In reality, it is a combination of these. … Read More

How Far Should POCA 2002 Assumptions Go?

The confiscation framework is a powerful tool that is applied not only to its intended use of removing the proceeds of crime from criminals, but also for its unintended use as a further punishment for those convicted of a qualifying offence (or series of offences). … Read More

From Fish To Fraud

My talk would then cover a series of anecdotes intended to provide both amusement and a warning about the seriousness of fraud to everybody. It never ceases to amaze me how naive most people are when it comes to understanding the threat of fraud each and everyone of us faces daily. … Read More

Proceeds Of Crime Act – Is There A Better Way?

We undertake a significant number of confiscation assignments each year for criminal defence lawyers. I have just been writing an updated article for my firm’s web site on the confiscation process generally and the tasks that forensic accountants are able … Read More

Changing Approach To Dealing With Fraud?

I have always maintained that investigating financial crime requires a logical and numerate mind along with a healthy measure of common sense. This is why it is difficult to teach fraud investigation methods to students. … Read More