Hi I’m Nick and I’m a Divorce Accountant
30 years ago, after qualifying as a chartered accountant, I worked for accountancy firms doing the usual mixture of audit, accounts and tax work. In about 1990 I became involved with work that would now be called forensic accounting and for the last 15 years I have worked in-house as a forensic accountant for what has become the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
During this period, I have applied my forensic accounting skills for the benefit of the firm’s growing number of solicitors and clients, on a wide range of financial matters. Safe to say that no two days are the same, as every case brings with it its own set of unique circumstances and issues. I have also acquired an extensive knowledge of the divorce process, the personalities and agendas involved, how cases are conducted and how the finances are resolved.
Since 1990, in my role as a forensic accountant in the accountancy and legal sectors I have acted as both advisor and as expert (preparing reports for Court purposes) on a wide and varied range of matters, for solicitors, insurance companies and regulatory authorities, including:
Including fraud and drug trafficking.
Including clinical negligence.
I can act for either a single party (advisor) or as a Single Joint Expert and have given expert evidence at Court on several occasions.
Specialising in Divorce Finance
for 15 years
Preparation of forms E (financial disclosure) for either party, including asset totals from the modest to many £’millions.
Review and dissecting of financial disclosure especially relating to business interests and true levels of income.
Preparation of directed, pertinent and proportionate questions relating to the other party’s financial disclosure, and consideration of related replies.
Consideration of the need (or not) for experts to be appointed.
Preparation of asset summaries
Advising on settlement structures and related tax implications
In my role I have attended client meetings and conferences with Counsel, including senior London QCs, have attended at both FDR appointments and at Court to provide assistance in settlement negotiations, and on occasion have provided expert evidence in Court. I have found on many occasions that my input can unlock a previously deadlocked negotiation just through approaching matters using a financial, lateral thinking approach.
If you think I may be of help to you, please get in touch.