Asset recovery

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

Forensic Accounting Services Update

It came as a shock to realize that I had not updated this website for over a year. As a specialist forensic accountant focusing on fraud, money laundering and regulatory tax matters, this past year has been busier than ever, … Read More

Change In Approach To Confiscation Proceedings?

A major part of our work as and forensic accountants is providing expert accountant advice in fraud and criminal matters. Therefore we receive many criminal defence instructions in proceeds of crime confiscation proceedings. I recall back in 2003 when the … Read More

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

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

Is Your Business At Risk From Fraud?

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) some 20% of all crime takes place on business premises. When you think of all the theft, murder, drugs and the like, this is an awful lot of crime! The reason of … Read More