Expert Witness

Friel Stafford – Experts in Forensic Accountancy

When financial disputes or contract breaches deteriorate to the point where they have to be resolved in court, it is often the case that you need an expert witness in order to support your argument.

Expert forensic witnesses can often prove to be the authority that plaintiffs or defendants require to substantiate their claim (or defence), or to ensure that an accurate portfolio of assets is disclosed.

Friel Stafford are experts in forensic accountancy and have twenty year’s experience of supporting our forensic analytics with proficient testimony in many varied legal and commercial disciplines.

What an Expert Witness Does

The primary role of expert forensic witnesses is to effectively communicate the findings of financial investigations in a courtroom in such a way as it will withstand legal scrutiny.

Because of the cross-examination an expert witness is likely to come under, it is vital that he or she is knowledgeable, articulate and capable of thinking quickly.

Experts in forensic accountancy also work closely with many other parties – not only to establish and present the facts concisely and competently, but also to identify weaknesses in opposing arguments.

Some of the parties we would expect to work with when acting as an expert witness include:

  • Solicitors and barristers
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Receivers and liquidators
  • Companies
  • Private individuals

Examples of When Expert Forensic Witnesses Would be Required

As indicated above, Friel Stafford are experts in forensic accountancy and communicating our findings in many varied legal and commercial disciplines. Clients who have previously used our services have required expert forensic witnesses in the following fields of practice:

  • Valuation of Insurance Claims
  • Solvency & Restructuring Advice
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Commercial and Liability Insurance Claims
  • Fidelity Insurance Claims
  • Professional Negligence in Insurance Claims
  • Consequential Loss
  • Separation and Divorce Claims
  • Personal Insolvency Resolutions
  • Property Insurance Claims
  • Business Interruption Claims

Contact Us Today for a Confidential Discussion

Forensic accountancy and acting as an expert witness are services which frequently go hand-in-hand and, in the majority of cases, the sooner you speak with experts in forensic accountancy, the higher the probability that your situation will be resolved successfully.

Therefore, if you are in need of expert forensic witnesses, you are invited to call the Friel Stafford advice line on 01 661 4066 for a confidential discussion without any obligation to proceed with our services. Alternatively you are welcome to complete the contact form on this page and we will call you back at a suitable time.

Dealing with situations that require an expert witness in Ireland is often complicated and rarely comfortable. Let the team from Friel Stafford deal with the situations for you, professionally and discretely.