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The job of an expert witness is to answer impossible questions on incomplete data and give a clear and well-reasoned account to the Court. This requires accounting skills combined with a considerable degree of professional judgement derived from experience of the legal “territory” being discussed, plus the ability to stand up in court and stand by your work.
This is work we have done alongside our more normal corporate finance and recovery roles, but calling on those skills, and that experience to inform our opinions.
Most of our work is insolvency related although we also do business valuation work, primarily in divorce cases.
The role has changed over the years. We now tend to be brought in as advisers to one of the parties to the litigation to bring a commercial perspective to what is otherwise a legal debate and help frame and focus the nature of the argument, and assist in negotiations and mediations. This may in due course turn into a more conventional expert role if the matter progresses to court.