Category Archives: Expert witness

Expert witness

Alleged possession of criminal property

How our forensic accountant’s expert witness report helped Tony’s solicitors obtain his acquittal on a charge of money laundering involving possession of criminal property.

Expert evidence – updated Part 19 Criminal Procedure Rules 2015

Part 19 of the Criminal Procedure Rules dealing with expert evidence in Crown Courts and Magistrates’ Courts in England & Wales has been updated with effect from 5 October 2015. For convenience the new materials are brought together in a single document here.

Post Office ‘Horizon’ issue in the news again

The Post Office has again been mired in controversy over the alleged failings in its ‘Horizon’ software system used in thousands of sub-postoffices around the country.

Getting technical help on proceeds of crime issues

If you visit our website you will find over 70 detailed technical articles which will help you. If you can’t find what you want, try the Quick Query button on our website homepage. That emails me and I will personally reply – free of charge. If you need expert advice, get in touch.

Confiscation – a huge figure of benefit

Accounting Evidence are forensic accountants specialising in crime and proceeds of crime, typically under legal aid funding arrangements, in Crown Court cases in England and Wales.

Expert evidence – updated Part 33 Criminal Procedure Rules 2014

Part 33 of the Criminal Procedure Rules dealing with expert evidence in Crown Courts and Magistrates’ Courts in England & Wales is being updated with effect from 6 October 2014. For convenience the new materials are brought together in a single document here.

A confiscation case study – the career fraudster

A confiscation case in which no forensic accountancy evidence was produced by the defence and the defendant received no sympathy from the judge.

Confiscation – challenging the prosecutor’s s16 statement

How should the defence challenge the prosecutor’s s16 statement assertions concerning the defendant’s benefit and available amount?

Accountant sentenced to 7 years for cheat & fraud

After a 10 week Crown Court trial an accountant has been sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment on 26 charges of cheating HMRC and defrauding his clients and forging their signatures. I was instructed to advise his defence team on accountancy aspects of the prosecution evidence.

Benefit in confiscation: gross receipts or profit?

Where an essentially legitimate business has been ‘assisted’ by some criminality should the confiscation order be based on the gross receipts obtained or the profit generated? Old and new case law, pointing in both directions, is considered in this article.