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Forensic Accounting Services

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Forensic & Financial Disputes

Harwood Hutton’s financial forensic accounting team, led by director Adam Stronach, can help to quantify loss or financial and reputational exposure across a variety of industry sectors.

Our forensic accounts combine analytical skills with investigative know-how to get behind the numbers and build an accurate picture of financial dealings, one that is strong enough to be used confidently in a court of law.

In the field of forensic dispute resolution, we provide experts who are well versed in producing written reports and with experience of giving oral evidence in courts and before tribunals.

We work regularly with insurance companies and solicitors to help settle or prevent disputes.

Our rates are competitive and compare very favourably with the Big 4/Top 20 professional service firms.

Our team includes forensic accounting specialists who are members of the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants and who are on the ICAEW President’s Appointments Scheme Panel of experts.

Adam Stronach’s outstanding knowledge and experience was recognised by Lawyer Monthly magazine in 2017 when he won the Expert Witness Award. Adam is also a former UK Forensic Expert of the Year.


Areas of expertise include:

  • Business valuation for commercial, fiscal and forensic purposes, including as an expert in commercial and matrimonial actions
  • Expert determination assignments, either acting as the expert to decide disputed matters or as an expert adviser assisting with the drafting of submissions as part of the determination process
  • Quantification of damages in loss of profits and other commercial cases
  • Quantification of loss of earnings in personal injury cases
  • Employment and professional negligence cases
  • Appointments as a Single Joint Expert
  • Appointments as Arbitrator under the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Attendance at mediations as expert adviser to clients
  • Tax investigation reports under HMRC’s Civil Investigation of Fraud Code of Practice 9 procedures
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Accountants disciplinary tribunals


For more details of our forensic accounting services, contact Adam Stronach.





Adam Stronach outlines our forensic accounting capabilities.


Adam Stronach talks to publisher Kogan Page about professional negligence. Adam has co-authored a chapter on the subject in a new book on forensic accounting.

Our key experts include
Expert Witness

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Expert Determination

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Financial Investigations

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Business disputes and loss of profits

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Matrimonial Disputes

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Professional Negligence

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Awards & Affiliations

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