Why Gerald Edelman?

Our team consists of experienced chartered accountants who can undertake detailed financial investigations and analyse complex data. We prepare advisory reports to provide clarity around the financial aspects of a dispute. In addition, we can produce formal expert witness reports and present oral evidence in court.

The expertise of our forensic accounting team stems from supporting clients across a wide range of legal proceedings. We often support suspected fraud and misappropriation cases, working to trace funds or other assets in criminal, civil, and family matters. We’ve played an important role in everything from small divorce cases and commercial partnership disputes to large criminal fraud cases and civil disputes.

Get in touch via the ‘Contact’ button above to discuss your situation with one of our experts or read on to learn more about our service.

How can we help?

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Corporate valuations

We specialise in the valuation of business assets in both contentious and non-contentious circumstances. Our team has substantial experience in analysing M&A terms and quantifying economic damages concerning any type of business transaction.

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Fraud and white-collar crime

We pre-empt financial risks, investigate suspicious activity and assist clients in either validating or denying corporate fraud and theft within their business.

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Commercial disputes

When the numbers don’t add up, we’re on your side to analyse any financial irregularities in fine detail and deliver expert reports that demonstrate the empirical facts of your case.

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Family disputes

We work closely with individuals and families to investigate and resolve probate, estate administration, succession planning, and marital disputes (e.g. divorce cases).

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Expert witness

Our chartered accountants can provide legal support as expert witnesses. They're trained and experienced in preparing CPR, CrimPR and FPR compliant reports for use by the courts and providing oral expert evidence. 

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Loss quantification

We support businesses, investors, claims managers and others in quantifying losses in connection with a breach of contract, insurance, financial crime or other claims. 

What happens next?

Whether your situation is complex or not, we will work tirelessly to investigate every possible angle and ensure that you have as much clarity as possible regarding your financial position in a dispute.

Head of our Forensic Accounting team, Carl Lundberg, is renowned throughout Greater London and the UK for his substantial experience in dealing with criminal, civil and family disputes. Carl is a long-standing member of the Academy of Experts. And he is also responsible for Gerald Edelman’s position within the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA). NIFA is a UK network of firms specialising in forensic accounting. 

The Gerald Edelman Forensic Accounting team also includes three members of the ICAEW valuations community. 
 

So regardless of whether you need a thorough financial investigation or litigation support, we have the skills and experience to help. 

We’d be happy to arrange a free consultation with you over the phone, by video call or at our Cornhill office in the City of London. Simply fill in the enquiry form above or contact us on +44 (0)20 7299 1400 to speak to one of our forensic accountants.

Meet the team

"My main specialisms are corporate finance and forensic accounting. I am also a member of the Academy of Experts and am regularly engaged as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases."

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a forensic accountant?

When facing a specific legal challenge and the possibility of going to court, it’s crucial to engage the services of an independent and objective accountant that has no prior relationship with any of the parties involved. Also, not every accountant is highly specialised in providing evidence to resolve legal disputes or conducting in-depth analysis as a financial investigator. All of these factors increase the chances that you will receive a fair and reasonable outcome.

What type of forensic accounting do you typically perform?

As a full-service department, we have experience across a broad range of areas, including valuations, Proceeds of Crime Act (“POCA”) matters, civil litigation expert witness appointments, single joint expert appointments in family disputes and divorce matters, fraud investigations, trend analysis and more.

How is forensic accounting different from an audit or tax investigation?

The purpose of an audit is not to detect fraud but to ensure that financial statements are free of material misstatements. As forensic accountants, our goal is to investigate specific matters, often including suspected fraud, and analyse financial information in disputes or legal proceedings. In our field, any irregularity or suspicious transaction relevant to the scope of work is considered material.

Can you provide evidence in court as an expert witness?

Yes, our partner Carl Lundberg is experienced in presenting oral evidence at court hearings, both virtually and in person.
 

On what basis do you charge your fees?

We base our fees upon the degree of the responsibility and skill involved. Often we work on a time basis at our standard hourly rates, but we are also happy to agree on a fixed fee for a particular project upfront. 

To speak to our team, call us or send us a message using the following form and we will be in touch.

T: +44 (0)20 7299 1400

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