Forensic Services

Forensic is defined as ‘used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.’

Tait Walker’s dedicated Forensic Services Team provide a complete service from start to finish, with the highest standard of case management, to ensure Expert evidence is admissible and will withstand the scrutiny of Court proceedings.

Our combination of accounting, investigative and business knowledge is indispensable in providing litigation support and ultimately, dispute resolution.

We are experienced in providing Expert reports which are fully compliant with Court Procedure Rules, to support businesses, individuals, public and regulatory bodies, in all types of legal proceedings.

In cases with complex accounting matters we can provide direction and support to legal professionals in the early stages of case development, to assist in identifying key areas of work, advising on additional matters for consideration and focusing the scope of an engagement as a result.

The input of a forensic accountant in the early stage of a case enables costs to be controlled and manages client expectations of the work and timescales required.

Our Expert work is fully compliant with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules and Part 19 of the Criminal Procedure Rules, and in accordance with ICAEW’s Code of Ethics and Guidance from the Civil Justice Council.

To arrange a free consultation, please contact Maria McKenna of our Forensics Team.

Our Team

David Arthur is a consultant in the Forensics team, supported by specialists from various departments within Tait Walker. David has been in practice for over 35 years, was President of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants in 2016 and was a founding member of the North East Fraud Forum.

Maria McKenna is an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts and a member of the ICAEW Forensic Accounting and Expert Witness Special Interests Group.

Maria has acted in Criminal and Civil cases and has attended Court in her capacity as an Expert Witness, and has experience in mediation. Maria has recently been appointed Treasurer for the North East Fraud Forum and is a professional member of Collaborative Family Law North East.

Lauren Tennant is experienced in forensic investigations and asset tracing, and has a Certificate of Business Valuations from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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