Mark Underwood, BSc (Hons), CFE, FCA, Forensic Director

Mark Underwood

Forensic Director

BSc (Hons), CFE, FCA

BDO Leeds

BDO Manchester

0161 817 7500

07867 502787

0161 917 75700


Mark has specialised in Forensic Accounting since 1995, dealing with companies and organisations in a wide range of industries.

He has acted in many cases including those in the High Court in London as well as various other Courts. He has previously been appointed as an Expert witness, Single Joint Expert and has provided Expert Determinations. He has also appeared at many mediations in an advisory capacity

Mark specialises in commercial disputes and investigations of both solvent and Insolvent companies. His extensive forensic experience, gained over a period of 27 years, includes work on significant matters in various industries including mobile telecoms, music, mining, education, LLP’s, partnerships, IP, motor, construction, retail and property.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Certified Fraud Examiner

His other experience includes:

  • Claims for loss of profit and consequential loss
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Warranty claims
  • Royalty investigations
  • Partnership disputes
  • Contentious share valuations
  • IP valuations
  • Fraud and financial investigations
  • Acting for Insured and Insurers on claims preparation
  • Professional negligence
  • Contentious insolvency

You may also be interested in our FraudTrack 2022 Report. FraudTrack, an annual report compiled by BDO since 2003, tracks reported fraud cases valued at over £50,000 in the UK from December 2019 to November 2020. Each year we analyse the nature of reported fraud from a variety of open news and reporting sources. We have witnessed and studied the rise of fraud from £331 million to over £2 billion in recent years.