Formed in 2015, our Litigation Support team brings together the expertise of some of the most widely experienced, technically knowledgeable and articulate partners in the firm, who relish complex financial and people problems.
Our litigation services cover warranty claims; matrimonial, tax partnership and director disputes; and acting as professional witnesses in fraud, professional negligence, tax and insolvency cases.
We have appeared in the Court of Session, Sheriff Courts and Tax Tribunals.
SPA/commercial contract disputes
We are regularly consulted to provide accounting diligence services in connection with sale and purchase agreement conditions, warranties and completion account information. We also assist in the financial resolution of commercial disputes.
Expert witness reports
We submit expert witness reports in relation to contract disputes, insolvency & fraud related litigation, disciplinary cases for the Institute of CAs of Scotland, and taxation cases.
Matrimonial and family disputes & valuations
We assist in calculating business valuations, investigating & interpreting account information and conducting financial negotiations, through referrals from family law solicitors and direct from clients.
Partnership and director disputes
For our own clients and through referrals from other accountants, we can advise on business valuations, mediate between the parties and assist in resolving disputes. We will refer clients to solicitors where necessary but attempt to avoid prolonged litigation.
Building and construction disputes
We assist specialist construction solicitors in relation to building and construction disputes and contract debt collection.
We will act at the instance of either pursuers or defenders in helping to arrive at a fair resolution in insolvency disputes.
Fraud, forensic tax & accounting investigations and reports
We have acted, primarily for the pursuer, in assisting with the financial investigation and construction of a case in relation to fraud, and tax forensic work for defenders; particularly Code of Practice 9 (COP9) investigations.
Restructuring & General Practice Partner
David co-ordinates the firm’s Litigation Support services. He acts as an expert witness in relation to insolvency litigation, fraud, and disciplinary cases for the Institute of CA’s of Scotland and as a valuer and mediator in partnership & director disputes. He has appeared in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts.
Corporate Finance & Managing Partner
Chris’ litigation experience is in director and shareholder disputes and company valuations both as a result of litigation and in family and matrimonial disputes. He is an expert on sale and purchase agreements and has acted as an independent adviser in warranty disputes.
Tax & General Practice Partner
Ian’s expertise lies in complex tax structures. He has appeared in court and Tax Tribunals as an expert witness. Ian is a member of the Specialist Forensic Accountancy Faculty and Member of the Tax Faculty, ICAEW.
Head of Business Restructuring & Insolvency Partner
Derek’s expertise covers independent business reviews, forensic/investigative accounting, business valuation and acting as an expert witness in insolvency related litigation.