Richard Stonier

Deans Forensic Accounting

01785 258311
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Gibson House, Hurricane Court, Hurricane Close, Stafford, ST16 1GZ


Experience & specialist field

Richard heads up the Deans Forensic department and works on cases from business valuations to forensic investigations and taxation reports. Richard is an Expert Witness and has acted as a party appointed expert, a single joint expert and as a shadow expert.

His principal areas of work include:

Business valuations

  • Divorce
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Tax valuations
  • Corporate finance
  • Trading standards
  • S.994 minority prejudice

Tax and Remuneration

  • Income tax computations
  • Capital gains tax computations
  • Liquidity assessments
  • Earnings potential assessments


  • Financial analysis
  • Trading whilst insolvent
  • Business interruption claims
  • Data analysis
  • Bank account analysis
  • Nominal ledger account
  • Director loan account
  • Complex group structures

Financial Crime and Fraud

  • False accounting
  • Taxation and VAT fraud
  • Employee and director theft
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Insolvency offences
  • Loan and mortgage fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Duty evasion

Loss of Profit

  • Insurance claims
  • Loss of earnings
  • Employer disputes
  • Injury

Career history

Richard trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and worked in the Stoke office, gaining promotion to Manager level. In 2002 the Stoke office transferred ownership to Baker Tilly where Richard remained as Senior Manager working in both the Stoke and Liverpool offices. In 2011 he joined Deans in Stafford as Partner and shortly after set up the Forensic department.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies in Accounting and Finance (BSc (Econ)) with First Class Honours from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth dated 19 July 1996.

Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Member since 1 May 2000.

Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). Member since 13 December 2011.

Member of The Academy of Experts from 1 July 2020.

Nominated person of Deans for firm membership of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (“NIFA”).

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