The confiscation proceedings balancing act

I recall speaking at the 2003 North East Fraud Forum conference that heralded the introduction of the 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act. Since then confiscations have become commonplace and there is usually a money laundering aspect to every criminal defence case that I take on. … Read More

How much Value Does An Expert Witness Add?

Normally, with financial crime, the value that an expert accountant adds is to provide a level of moderation to a very adversarial playing field. As an independent witness, there is nothing to be gained from the outcome to the case … Read More

There Is Wide Variation Within A Fraud Specialism!

In conclusion, while it is important for a forensic accountant to be known for a number of specialisms (for example in my case being a Hawala expert, or an MTIC expert etc.) in reality a good practitioner is able to approach any case on the basis that it will be unique. … Read More