Ian Pickles, Forensic Accounting Director

Ian is a Director in BDO’s Forensic Accounting team based in Manchester and Liverpool.  

He has over 17 years’ forensic accounting experience and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ian has been involved in hundreds of cases over the years as an Expert witness, Single Joint Expert or Advisory Accountant.  He has also acted as an Expert Determiner.

He specialises in commercial disputes, contentious business valuation work and complex claims for loss of earnings and pension in personal injury and fatal accident claims.

Ian regularly works with lawyers and insurers to analyse cases and evaluate evidence and provide expert opinion on accounting matters in relation to quantum.

He also acts as an expert advisor to water utility companies in relation to significant claims for loss of profits arising as a result of business interruption.

Ian is experienced in the preparation of expert reports, attending conferences with Counsel and meetings of experts to discuss and prepare joint statements. 

He has also given evidence in Court as an Expert witness and Court appointed Single Joint Expert.

Ian provides training to law firms and insurers on aspects of quantum and forensic accountancy.

Ian’s experience includes:

  • Claims for loss of profit and consequential loss
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Business valuation in shareholder disputes
  • Business valuation in matrimonial disputes
  • Complex claims for loss of earnings and pension benefits
  • Loss of dependency claims
  • False accounting and theft
  • Commercial fraud investigations
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • Expert determinations