Expert in Forensic Accountancy, Quantification of Losses, Fraud Investigations, Disputed Share Valuations
Expert ID: 727823
Expert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 1990. She is Head of Forensic Accounting Services within Kingston Smith LLP, a Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants based in London and South East England.
Expert has been involved in forensic accountancy since 1990 and is frequently instructed to act as an Expert Witness in the field of accountancy in legal actions requiring the quantification of lost profits arising from contractual disputes, breach of contract and business interruption. She has also acted in an Expert capacity in matrimonial and other proceedings involving the valuation of privately owned companies or the loss of an income stream. She has been trained to act in an Expert capacity in the context of collaborative law proceedings.
Expert has acted in an Expert capacity in many assignments involving allegations of negligence against auditors and accountants and in high-profile fraud cases, both civil and criminal, in which she was instructed by solicitors acting for company directors facing allegations of fraud, misrepresentation or false accounting.
Expert has been involved in a number of forensic investigations on behalf of corporate entities in which fraud or wrongdoing by directors or employees has been suspected.
Expert has given evidence in the civil and criminal courst on many occasions and is familiar with the requirements concerning the role of the Single Joint Expert.
Expert was instructed by lawyers acting for a company involved in the manufacture of canning products to quantify the loss of profits suffered by the company as a consequence of an alleged breach of contract by a major customer. The Claimant was able to negotiate a satisfactory settlement on the basis of the figures set out in Expert's report. Expert was appointed by lawyers acting for an engineering firm facing allegations of professional negligence brought by a major national house builder who claimed that delays on a project resulted in funds not being available to develop other sites. She was able to demonstrate through careful analysis of the group accounts that the availability of funds was not the limiting factor on the development of sites. Expert was appointed in an Expert capacity by the International Chamber of Commerce to report to the Arbitrator on various business valuation-related issues raised by both sides in a dispute between shareholders in a UK electronics company. The Arbitrator relied on the opinions expressed in her report when determining the outcome of the dispute. Expert has been appointed by a high profile charity operating in the arts to investigate and quantify the amount of funds embezzled by the charity's former Finance Director. Her role includes acting in an Expert capacity in connection with the charity's claim against its former auditors for their failure to detect the fraud during the course of their audits of the charity's annual financial statements. Expert was instructed by lawyers acting for former employees of a worldwide advertising and media group who faced allegations of data theft following their departure from the group to set up their own company. Her role was to quantify the loss of profits suffered by the group as a consequence of the former employees' alleged conduct.