litigation support and dispute resolution services

  

We can advise on matters of quantum and professional negligence whether acting as a party-appointed expert or as single joint expert.

How we can help:

All stages: We assist at all stages of a dispute. For example, at an early stage, for providing an initial estimate of quantum or a mediation; or after formal proceedings have commenced with the provision of expert evidence at Court or arbitration.

Specialist advice: Offering a range of expertise covering business valuations, pensions, personal tax and trust accounting.

Expert witness: Giving evidence in court and arbitrations and assisting in mediations or the collaborative process. 

Shadow expert: Helping to interpret models or valuations prepared by third parties, drafting requests for additional explanations and answering any questions that might arise.

 

Specific areas of expertise:

Business interruption claims, as a result of fire, flood, product recall or compulsory purchase.

Commercial disputes

  • Contentious Business and share valuations, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Losses arising from breach of warranty, misrepresentation and other contractual disputes
  • Professional negligence claims looking at liability issues, in respect of accountancy advice, and at quantum

Personal injury/clinical negligence

We can assist the claimant or defendant throughout the claim process, by acting as an adviser or expert. We can assist with a prompt settlement by providing a realistic assessment of a claim in an advisory capacity. clear, robust and supportable expert reports for disclosure under the CPR.

Our work covers:

  • Fatal accident and dependency claims
  • Loss of earnings, benefits and pension claims
  • Completing the schedules of claim

Matrimonial disputes

When someone has established their own business – or has interests in a family firm or has built up a rental property portfolio – substantial assets may be involved.

If you are married to, or in a civil partnership with, a business owner or someone with significant business assets, expert advice is essential in resolving issues around property and assets during divorce proceedings and achieving appropriate settlements.

Bennett Brooks’ forensic accountancy, accountancy, tax and pensions expertise means that we are ideally placed to assist you and your legal advisers on issues including:

  • Establishing the financial position of the partners in the marriage
  • Valuation of businesses and unquoted shares
  • Tracking hidden assets
  • Tax implications
  • Pension matters