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Hooper Heggarty & Co Ltd
5 The Quadrant
CH47 2EE

Forensic Accountancy

Forensic accounting is the practice of utilizing accounting, auditing and investigative skills to assist in legal matters. It encompasses 2 main areas – litigation support, investigation, and dispute resolution. Litigation support represents the factual presentation of economic issues related to existing or pending litigation. In this capacity, the forensic accounting professional quantifies damages sustained by parties involved in legal disputes and can assist in resolving disputes, even before they reach the courtroom. If a dispute reaches the courtroom, the forensic accountant may testify as an expert witness.

Investigation is the act of determining whether criminal matters such as employee theft, securities fraud (including falsification of financial statements), identity theft, and insurance fraud have occurred. As part of the forensic accountant’s work, he or she may recommend actions that can be taken to minimize future risk of loss. Investigations may also occur in civil matters. For example, the forensic accountant may search for hidden assets in divorce cases.

Forensic accounting involves looking beyond the numbers and grasping the substance of situations. It’s more than accounting…more than detective work… it’s a combination that will be in demand for as long as human nature exists.

The key to our approach is diligence and meticulous attention to detail, combined with analytical and interpretative skills of the highest order. The technical aspects of forensic accounting are complex and constantly changing. If evidence is to be offered to a judge or jury of non specialists, it becomes necessary to present the results in a compelling and clear fashion. We have a thorough understanding of court procedures and experience in presenting evidence that can survive the bruising atmosphere of a courtroom struggle.

Our forensic work involves:

  • Professional Negligence
  • Breach of trust
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business and share valuations
  • Commercial fraud
  • Business interruption
  • Divorce
  • Partnership Advice
  • Personal Injury
  • Licensing and royalty audits


Our Services

* Audit/Accountancy
* Forensic Accounting
* Taxation
* Payroll
* Financial Services
* Business Advisory
* Development