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  • Forensic Accounting Services

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

Forensic Accounting Services

Your forensic accounting team

Working with us means having one of the most successful, experienced and innovative forensic and dispute advisory practices in the UK. We have earned our reputation for delivering value for money and helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

The forensic and dispute advisory team includes lead practitioners in competition and anti-trust, dispute resolution, professional negligence, fraud, financial crime and anti-corruption, forensic technology and valuations.

You will have access to a full and comprehensive range of forensic and dispute advisory services that we tailor to your specific needs. We work closely with colleagues across BDO’s UK offices and sector teams so that you benefit from our local and industry knowledge. The team is also a key part of the BDO’s international network that operates from 1,500 offices in 167 countries.

Our clients range from companies and professional firms to regulators, governments and not for profit organisations, in the UK and overseas.

We look forward to working with you and invite you to get in touch for a no-obligations conversation about your needs and challenges.

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Our forensic services

We can provide you with a full and comprehensive range of forensic services. All the members of our team are specialists in their chosen field but we approach your specific challenges in a holistic way. We will bring together the specialists and services you need, including from across BDO’s international network.

Forensic Accounting and Commercial Dispute Resolution

Our commercial dispute resolution team helps to quantify loss or financial exposure across all 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.

Financial Crime and Fraud Investigations

Our team provides investigative, asset tracing and recovery services. We will help you 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 successfully completing your engagement.

To minimise the chances of you suffering a recurrence, our risk specialists develop and implement fraud and corruption prevention measures that protect your 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. They combine 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.

Specialist forensic services

In addition to the core forensic services described above you can also rely on our full range of additional specialist forensic services.