Andrew Donaldson


0121 200 7900
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15 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BH


Experience & specialist field

Andrew has specialised in forensic accounting since 1992 and has worked for Prosecution and Defence, Claimant and Respondent and as Single Joint Expert. During his career his principal areas of focus have been:
  • Fraud and financial investigations
  • Warranty Disputes
  • Wrongful trading actions
  • Share valuations
  • Matrimonial disputes
  • Commercial loss claims, including S994 Companies Act 2006
  • Professional negligence
  • Partnership disputes
  • Confiscations under The Proceeds of Crime Act
Andrew gives presentations and seminars to the police, solicitors, companies and government officials on fraud investigation, fraud prevention and quantum valuations.

Court Attendances

Andrew has attended Court regularly since 2006 and has given evidence in both Civil and Criminal matters. He has also advised Counsel in Court during Proceedings

Career history

Andrew began his professional career at KPMG’s Birmingham office in 1985. From 1992, Andrew specialised in forensic accounting work and participated in a number of significant financial investigations. In 1997 he became Finance Director of a mortgage fraud investigation company; focusing on both internal management and client-facing roles. From 1999 he gained further commercial experience as Finance Director of a group of companies in the finishing industry, including the acquisition and disposal of group members. In 2006 Andrew returned to public practice, undertaking appointments as Single Joint Expert and Party Expert and also gave evidence on a variety matters before both the Civil and Criminal Courts. Andrew formed Dains Forensic Accounting in January 2014.

Significant Cases

  • Birmingham City Council v Solinder Ram [2007] EWCA Crim 3084
  • Regina v Gangar and another [2012] EWCA Crim 1378
  • [2012] WLR (D) 188 McQuillan v McCormick [2010] EWHC 1112 (QB)
  • Professional memberships and Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Board Member of the Midlands Fraud Forum

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