Commercial Litigation & Insurance Litigation

We provide financial litigation support in a range of commercial disputes with a particular focus on quantification of losses and transaction disputes.

Whether you or your client are contemplating a dispute or are already in a dispute, we can work with you through the dispute resolution process to provide advice and expert evidence.  We work on a wide range of disputes including:

Loss of profits

If you are representing either party in a case involving a loss of profits claim or defence, then we can assist in assessing the losses suffered by the injured party, whether suffered through breach of contract or tort.

In forming the basis for our assessment of loss of profits, we review, inter alia, historical trading performance, market and industry data, constraints and other business and economic factors to evaluate the financial consequence on income streams and expenses stemming from the breach. We can make an initial assessment of the strengths and weakness of the case up to acting as an expert witness in Court and in alternative dispute resolution arenas.

We draw on both our technical and broad sector knowledge to provide you with an accurate, fully-evidenced quantification of loss of profits and consequential losses suffered. We have considerable experience of:

  • Business interruption claims
  • Subrogated claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Tort of negligence

More details of our Business interruption claims and Subrogated claims work can be found here.

Completion Accounts disputes

We have assisted in completion accounts disputes and earn-out disputes both as the independent accountant and also advising clients and drafting submissions on their behalf.  More details of our Completion accounts disputes work can be found here.

Warranty disputes

We have experience in quantifying damages claims as a result of breaches of warranties.  For more on Warranty disputes click here.

Commercial agents

We have assisted many principals and agents in a wide variety of industries with the quantification and negotiation of compensation claims under the Regulations.  For more information on our Valuation services see here.

Professional negligence claims

We have experience of acting for either claimants or defendants in professional negligence matters including accounting related services. For more on our Professional negligence services click here.

Compulsory purchase orders

We have acted on behalf of claimants and acquiring authorities advising on merits of claims, calculating loss of profits, provided support in negotiations.  For more on Valuations click here.

Initial advice

Understanding the relative merits and value of a dispute at the outset is important.  Accounting advice up front can assist in the strategic planning of a case.

For smaller, less complex claims we operate a ‘desktop’ claims review service.  We offer a fast and focused service which comprises us reviewing documents and preparing a not-for-disclosure letter identifying:

  • errors in the claim
  • lack of information in the claim
  • inconsistencies in the claim
  • potential fraud

This should allow you to negotiate a settlement, or to proceed to litigation, where we can also act as your accountancy expert should you wish us to do so.

 

 

Geoff Mesher FCA, MAE:  +44(0) 117 379 0250
 +44(0) 7770 633825
Caroline Stephens FCA: +44(0) 117 379 0254
+44(0) 7764 2747766
Karen de Klerk ACA, CA(SA): +44(0) 117 379 0253
+44(0) 7733 452033
Richard Frost FCA: +44(0) 117 379 0252
+44(0) 7432 493451
Ralph Chatfield FCA: +44(0) 117 379 0255
+44(0) 777 046 1016