FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SERVICES
CRG Forensics provides a broad spectrum of forensic accounting and investigation services to solicitors, businesses and individuals to understand and quantify a disputed amount, and is headed by Norman Cowan. Our reports are well researched and identify the relevant facts.
Our services encompass attendance at conference, responses to questions, preparation of Joint Statements and attendance at trial.
We receive instructions from solicitors ranging from sole practitioners to top ten firms. As well as taking instructions on behalf of one party, we also take instructions on a single joint expert basis as well as acting as a ‘shadow’ expert.
The work undertaken, falls into the following categories:
COMMERCIAL AND SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES
These types of disputes often result from contractual, fiduciary or related obligations, usually involving complex business issues. Our aim is to follow instructions but at the same time incorporate the main issues where agreement can be reached.
Valuations usually arise in shareholder and partnership disputes, as well as divorces. We use our technical, forensic and analytical skills to produce valuations for businesses of varying sizes and complexity, including partnerships, limited companies and family businesses.
PERSONAL INJURY, CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS
We provide clarity in contested cases, which require detailed research into the injury sustained to calculate a reasonable amount of the loss. For business interruption, we take great care to establish the financial loss on the business both during an insured interruption period and afterwards, ensuring all relevant expenses can be identified for the claim.
We have a wide range of experience in providing robust reports, across a broad spectrum of criminal legal cases, and undertake legal aid work. The range of assignments include the following:
- Confiscation Orders
- Bankruptcy Offences
- Benefit Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Police Corruption
- Carbon Credit Fraud
- MOT Fraud
- Money Laundering Offences
Our role in a mediation, while acting for one side in the dispute, includes the identification and calculation of the different heads of loss. In this way our report can assist the parties arrive at an agreed position.
Furthermore, if asked Norman, who is a Chartered Arbitrator, will attend the mediation, who is able to act as a conduit for a successful settlement.