How To Publish A Fraud Novel

Over twenty years ago I decided that I would like to write a novel that incorporated a complex and clever fraud. I started writing, adding a dozen or so pages every year. Progress was slow, and it was difficult to … Read More

THE SIMPLE CAUSE OF FINANCIAL DISPUTES

As forensic accountants we spend our time unpicking financial disputes in order to reach a satisfactory outcome. The question is why do the financial disputes arise and why do they sometimes take months or years to resolve? There is no … Read More

Hawala, How To Avoid Prison

Hawala is an overused term given to money transfer services outside the normal clutch of banking facilities – comprising well known names such as Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC. Hawala does however account for many £100 billions of money transfers around … Read More

Money Laundering And Asset Seizure Applications

How forensic accounting can moderate over-zealous asset seizure applications where the Crown is making assumptions of money laundering. There is little doubt that money transfer systems form a significant link in the UK’s £ multi-billion money laundering problem, multi-trillion if … Read More

University Fees: A Surprising New Fraud Hot Spot?

Over the years, our educational institutes have become a key part of the economy.  Various sources estimate that International students contribute over £20 billion to the UK economy.  According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies the foreign university fee income … Read More

WHY HAWALA IS DETRIMENTAL FOR OUR FINANCIAL SAFETY?

I believe that the UK is at the forefront in the battle against economic crime, having a better understanding of the ever-increasing financial threats facing nations than most.  The awareness of the UK authorities and the improving anti-money laundering framework … Read More

Expert Presentation Or Expert Opinion?

Expert Accounting Reports: Opinion or Facts? The word “expert” is bandied about freely within the criminal and civil dispute arena. Those that enlist the services of an expert witness have varying expectations and the results that they receive can depend … Read More

Forensic Accounting & Confiscation Proceedings

As specialist forensic accountants focusing on fraud and financial crime, providing criminal defence expert accounting services in proceeds of crime confiscation proceedings has become a routine part of our work, along with other areas of financial dispute including money laundering and tax evasion. … Read More