We provide forensic accounting and litigation support to a wide range of law firms, businesses, accountants and other professional clients, in both civil and criminal cases.

In an increasingly litigious world, more and more companies and individuals are finding themselves involved in legal action, either as claimant or defendant. We assist by preparing and interpreting financial analyses, production of expert reports and negotiating to facilitate favorable outcomes.

How we work

We specialise in the preparation of expert witness reports for submission to and attendance upon Court in both criminal proceedings and civil cases in respect of financial crime cases including:

  • Fraud and complex accounting and financial investigations.
  • Proceeds of crime and confiscation.
  • HMRC prosecutions.
  • Off-shore investigations.
  • Tax evasion.
  • Facilitation.
  • Charities fraud.
  • Employee theft.
  • Money laundering.
  • Mortgage fraud.

Our work extends to the forensic examination of records in order to:

  • Recover Assets through global Asset Tracing;
  • Identify beneficial owners of businesses;
  • Acting for directors in demonstrating means and;
  • Advise and preparation of reports to avoid prosecution where potential exists for criminal proceedings to be commenced.

Liz Coleman

Liz heads up our Forensic and Dispute Resolution offering. Although she has since held senior appointments with two industry-leading corporate accounting firms, she established her credentials with HMRC, as a fully trained Inspector of Taxes. Working as an Inspector Principal in their Special Compliance Office, she undertook numerous complex investigations into serious fraud conducted under Code of Practice 9 and assisted the Inland Revenue with the prosecution of cases.


We regularly instruct Liz, and she has been involved in many of our major criminal and civil confiscation work under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, including cases involving: mortgage fraud, tax fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, and insolvency related crime and confiscation proceedings.

She is an outstanding expert witness and she been instrumental in enabling us to successfully defend cases brought by the SFO, CPS HQ London, HMRC, The Environment Agency, Trading Standards, and other high-level prosecution agencies.

Recently, she has provided expert advice to assist sizeable police investigations into alleged large-scale corruption and financial crime by very prominent and senior local politicians and businessmen.

Liz is one of the savviest people we know. Her technical knowledge is second to none, and she compliments this with a commercial and pragmatic approach. She gets things done and gets results. We could not recommend her any higher.

Director of Criminal Law Firm