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Asim is a forensic accountant, expert witness and business valuer with over 14 years of experience.
Asim trained to become a Chartered Accountant at BDO LLP, where he worked primarily in the forensic accounting department for over eight years. During his time at BDO, Asim acted on behalf of both claimants and defendants in a number of cases involving: commercial disputes; criminal defence and prosecution, investigations and matrimonial disputes. Notable cases at BDO include investigation into the collapse of Farepak Foods and Gifts Limited and Halliwells LLP, as well as a commercial dispute between Nichols Plc and Gul Bottlers (Pvt) Limited.
In 2015, Asim joined PwC LLP, where he spent two years working in the forensic services team. Whilst working at PwC, Asim worked on some of the high-profile investigations, including SFO’s investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption against Rolls-Royce Plc and News International phone hacking scandal. He also advised clients on large transaction related dispute matters (SPA disputes and breach of warranty claims).
In late 2016, Asim set up LitAcc, a boutique practice providing top-tier forensic accounting, investigations, business valuation and related advisory services. Whilst growing LitAcc, Asim provided consultancy services to Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) on the multinational investigation into bribery and corruptions allegations against Airbus SE. He managed numerous investigation workstreams, working closely with Airbus’s legal advisers. Asim was also an integral part of the disgorgement and fine calculation team, calculations of which formed the basis of the €3.6 billion global penalties.
Asim is an accredited expert (by the Academy of Experts), having acted as an expert witness and preparing expert reports complying with Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR), Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Family Procedure Rules (FPR) on a number of matters. He has also attended Court to give expert evidence.
Asim uses innovative financial modelling, data and financial analytics, investigation techniques as well as computer forensic to create efficiencies and improve outcome on assignments.
Areas of forensic expertise:
- Commercial disputes
- Loss of profits claims
- Matrimonial disputes
- Shareholder/partnership disputes
- Warranties claims
- Transaction disputes
- Criminal defence/prosecution
With nearly four decades of comprehensive forensic accounting experience across a diverse range of sector, Barry is an expert in the field of forensic accounting and investigations.
Barry is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a full member of the Academy of Experts. He is highly analytical and numerate and has assisted UK government agencies, prominent accounting/legal firms and private businesses in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Barry utilises expert understanding of investigative techniques, financial reporting systems, accounting and auditing procedures, fraud detection data analysis and proactive and novel evidence-gathering to enhance well-presented, thoroughly researched, reports for civil and criminal litigation assignments.
Rod is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder with over 20 years of professional experience working within various private and public sector industries including global finance, offshore banking, hedge funds/private equity, information technology and software, manufacturing, energy/extraction industries and government agencies.
Rod is a highly collaborative forensic accountant and investigator. His experience includes litigation support involving forensic accounting and eDiscovery services, corporate intelligence, financial intelligence and asset tracing. Rod investigates highly sensitive and complex multi-jurisdictional matters involving fraud, embezzlement, false accounting, bribery and corruption and money laundering. Rod works alongside legal counsel supporting boards of directors, ethics, compliance and risk committees.
Rod has managed a number of major regulatory investigations reporting on violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and other European anti-corruption legislation. His work included risk assessments and identifying root causes that led to internal control failures. He has assisted clients with remediation, development and monitoring implementation of controls in order to enhance the prevention, detection and deterrence of undesirable behaviours.
Joe is a forensic accountant and specialises in commercial litigation and insolvency and fraud investigations.
Joe is Chartered Accountant with 12 years’ experience in corporate and regulatory investigations, expert witness work, litigation support and financial services investigations. He has worked across many sectors including financial services, banking, legal services, insurance, aviation, retail, hotels and leisure. Joe started his career in 2008 at Grant Thornton specialising in contentious insolvency investigations, before switching specialisms to forensic accounting in 2012. Joe has worked with several firms including law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, accounting firm BDO and forensics boutique Forensic Risk Alliance.
Ian is a specialist in the field of VAT investigations with over 20 years of experience within the VAT world.
Ian’ first eight years of experience were gained with Customs & Excise, working as a VAT inspector throughout the Yorkshire and Humberside region and acting as a trainer throughout the North. Ian’s past 12 years have been spent working for a variety of VAT service providers, including two ‘Big 4’ and one ‘Top 10’ accountancy practices, a large regional accountancy practice and a VAT service boutique. From entering private practice as an Assistant Manager, Ian achieved promotion to Director leading a team of consultants.
With over two decades working on both sides of fence (i.e. leading HMRC investigations and defending clients), Sean is an expert in the field of tax investigations.
Sean an is a highly-regarded tax consultant and tax accountant who specialises in tax investigations and tax risk management. Given his time at HMRC, Sean has first-hand knowledge of HRMC operating procedures, giving him an invaluable insight in how best to advise clients on the complex tactics and strategies HMRC employs. During his career he has helped minimise the tax liabilities of private individuals and small and medium-sized (SME) business through to FTSE 100 and blue chip companies. This experience has resulted in him being uniquely qualified in being able to provide tax advice and resolve tax problems in a way which can withstand the intense scrutiny of HMRC.
As an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser, Shabeer is passionate about providing down-to-earth practical solutions in answer to even the most complex of tax investigations.
Shabeer qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser with KMPG and became a Senior Tax Planning manager at the firm. With over 19 years of experience in tax planning for high net worth individuals and trusts, he always ensures that client receives true value for money in the advice he provides on related investigation matters.