A recent case brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is a good example of how those facing prosecution for fraud can use forensic accounting to challenge the evidence brought by prosecutors when facing serious
Challenging the prosecution’s evidencePosted on 24 Aug, 2020
Insolvent firm Wirecard hires forensic accountantsPosted on 17 Aug, 2020
German payments business Wirecard has hired a firm of forensic accountants to investigate the accounting scandal that led to its collapse in June this year.
Pleading not guiltyPosted on 10 Aug, 2020
A long-running investigation into alleged fraud in Northern Ireland has resulted in two senior figures facing fraud charges relating to a £1.2 billion property deal in 2014.
HMRC cracks down on tax evasionPosted on 31 Jul, 2020
High net worth individuals might have to be able to prove that they are paying the correct amount of tax as the Government ramps up its investigations into tax evasion.
Mafia assets seized in LondonPosted on 29 Jul, 2020
The City of London Police’s Financial Investigation Unit has seized more than £2 million believed to have been laundered in London by an organised crime group with links to the Italian Mafia. The seizure follows
When the difference between income and assets doesn’t add upPosted on 17 Jul, 2020
A couple who led an extravagant lifestyle, with cash in the bank and three expensive Patek Philippe watches in their safe, have been arrested after they appeared to have a combined income of no more
HMRC cracks down on furlough fraudPosted on 14 Jul, 2020
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that it is cracking down on furlough fraud, having given employers just 30 days to admit any mistakes made on claims. Almost £20 billion has been paid out
International Wirecard fraud uncoveredPosted on 3 Jul, 2020
The former CEO of the German payment processing firm Wirecard, billionaire Markus Braun, has been arrested for fraud on charges of false accounting and market manipulation.
Online hearingsPosted on 29 Jun, 2020
One of the many consequences of the Lockdown is that Virtual or Online Court hearings have become the norm in civil litigation. Recent experience suggests that they can, at their best, work very efficiently but
The battle continues over the UK’s largest divorce settlementPosted on 19 Jun, 2020
Tatiana Akhmedova is fighting to obtain the divorce settlement she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband following the UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement.