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Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support - Commercial Disputes

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By: Vincents Chartered Accountants

The commercial litigation team at Vincents aims to provide clients with comprehensive, forensic accounting services across all elements of commercial disputes, including:

  • identification of financial and accounting issues relating to loss or damage
  • complex financial analysis, formulation and quantification of claims
  • reconstruction of financial statements to ensure clarity of the accounting issues in the dispute
  • assisting the Courts, Counsel and solicitors in understanding the damages claim
  • clearly communicating findings through expert accounting reports
  • assisting with trial preparation as it relates to the expert financial evidence of both the plaintiff and defendant
  • presentation of expert evidence


Vincents aims to make the technical accounting and financial issues of a dispute as understandable as possible and can advise on a range of services including:


Assessment of damages (including valuation of relevant business entities) in:

  • misrepresentation, breach of contract or warranty claims
  • trade practice disputes
  • retail shop lease disputes
  • partnership disputes
  • shareholders disputes
  • acquisition disputes
  • building and construction disputes
  • defamation actions (based on loss suffered)
  • professional indemnity insurance claims
  • infringement of intellectual property


Professional Negligence Actions:

  • examining financial records in determining compliance with accounting standards
  • critically examining the conduct of accountants in professional negligence actions
  • quantifying loss resulting from other professional negligence actions
  • corporate governance and directors' breach of duty


Alternative Dispute Resolution:

  • appointment as mediator in financial disputes
  • appointment as arbitrator in financial disputes