Asset recovery

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

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