Category: Forensic Accounting

Disclosure Pilot: The Take-off of Technology Assisted Review

November 2018

From 1 January 2019, cases heard in the Business & Property Courts throughout the UK will be captured by the mandatory pilot scheme, which aims to address issues in the current regime with regards to disclosure of documents. Complex claims...

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The Importance of an Accurate Valuation

September 2018

Companies are being routinely valued every day for a variety of reasons. In most cases all parties concerned, relying on valuations, are content with the outcome. However, a negligently prepared valuation can cause at least one party to suffer considerable...

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Charity Fraud: Are Trustees too Trusting?

June 2018

Recent media coverage highlights several high profile charity fraud cases, where charities have been defrauded by internal members of staff at an executive level, leading to losses of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Similarities between cases have shown that the...

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GDPR and Identity Fraud

April 2018

Spring has sprung, and with it, an eager expectation of the arrival of better weather, as well as the (perhaps more dependable) arrival of the court’s decision on Dreamvar UK Ltd vs Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Limited vs...

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Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion

January 2018

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 has brought in a new offence where a body corporate will be liable and possibly subject to unlimited fines for the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The only defence a body corporate...

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Marital Assets in Divorce: When Two Become One

April 2017

Our daily lives are extremely busy and when it comes to household finances, the implicit trust in family or spousal relationships often results in individuals passing control of their finances to their significant other to deal with on their behalf, with...

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Forensic Accounting – What can it uncover?

February 2017

Forensic accounting is another area where accountants can provide expert support and advice. Forensic accounting is the investigative process by which financial information is gathered, analysed and presented in a clear, unambiguous way, with conclusions as to events and outcomes....

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Sage Data Breach – Is your data secure?

September 2016

In August 2016 a woman was arrested following a loss of customer data at Sage (the Newcastle based Plc software firm), which provides accounting and payroll software to SME’s in the UK and abroad. This was an embarrassing loss for...

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