How can Forensic Accountants help?

NIFA experts have significant experience of providing accounting, commercial and financial guidance to solicitors whose clients face professional negligence issues, whether they be claimants or defendants.

In accountancy negligence cases we providing evidence on liability as well as quantum and are well able to deal with the assessment of standards of professional competence

We are also experienced in advising on cases of alleged negligence by other professionals including solicitors, patent agents, medical practitioners, surveyors, architects or engineers. In such cases we can provide an opinion on the quantum of loss likely to have flowed from the alleged negligent act.

We can assist at various stages of a dispute and have experience of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and settlement negotiation.

Where there are complex liability issues, credible expert evidence from a specialist experienced in the field is vital. An expert report speaking with authority on the liability issue can be of great value in bringing about an early settlement.

Our experience on questions of liability includes claims arising from professional negligence in the following areas:

  1. Audit
  2. Insolvency
  3. Corporate finance including AIM fundraising
  4. Taxation advice
  5. Consultancy, including information technology