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  • Forensic Services

    Discover how BDO’s Forensic services can help you with commercial dispute resolution, financial crime and the use of forensic technology.

Forensic Services

BDO has one of the most successful, experienced and innovative forensic and dispute advisory practices in the UK. We have a reputation for delivering value for money and helping our clients achieve their goals. Our clients range from companies and professional firms to regulators, governments and not for profit organisations, in the UK and overseas. Our forensic and dispute advisory team includes lead practitioners in dispute resolution, professional negligence, fraud, financial crime and anti-corruption, forensic technology and valuations.

Forensic Accounting and Commercial dispute resolution

Our dispute resolution team helps to quantify loss or financial exposure across a variety of industry sectors and jurisdictions. We support our clients and their legal advisers in all stages of the dispute process.

Our team has considerable experience of providing evidence in UK civil courts, insolvency, international arbitration tribunals, criminal courts and regulatory investigations. Our expert witnesses have provided expert opinions on quantum or professional negligence in hundreds of cases. They are supported by a team of specialists who combine forensic accounting, audit and industry experience.

Fraud and Financial crime Investigations

Our team provides investigative, asset tracing and recovery services. We help clients to establish liability, trace misappropriated assets and mitigate the impact of financial and economic crime. When investigating fraud, accounting "black holes", regulatory breaches, employee misconduct and other financial crime, we assemble multi-disciplinary teams tailored to the requirements of the assignment.

To minimise the chances of recurrence, our risk specialists develop and implement fraud and corruption prevention measures that protect businesses against the threat of financial crime. Our team regularly conducts large scale, complex financial investigations for the UK's leading law enforcement, prosecution and regulatory agencies, as well as for major law firms, banks, international corporations and foreign governments.

Forensic Technology and computing

Our highly experienced forensic computing team is at the forefront of forensic investigation and review, with a wealth of knowledge and technological expertise to provide technical solutions and support to investigations. The team assists with the capture and recovery of electronic data for investigation and review, and in a manner that ensures it is admissible in both criminal and civil courts of law. We also provide electronic disclosure ("eDisclosure") using our Relativity platform and expert witness services.

Competition and Anti-Trust Services

Our Competition and Anti-Trust Services team works with clients and their legal teams, applying established economic and financial models and frameworks to identify the financial impact on the competitors and customers of firms suspected or found to have breached competition law.

Our team of specialists covers a range of specialisms including economics, competition economics, econometrics, forensic accounting, valuations, data analytics, investigations, forensic technology and monitoring trustee. The team also includes sector specialists with practical industry experience.

We have provided expert evidence at the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal and the High Court in cases arising from anti-competitive behaviour.