Chartered Accountants Curo has been busy delivering expert witness and forensic accounting services due to growing demand.
Curo partner and co-founder Anna Madden is a full member of the Expert Witness Institute, qualified to act as an expert witness in cases requiring valuations, forensic accounting, tax and accountancy.
Being a Chartered Accountant, Anna already advises on all aspects of a business’ financial statements and the expert witness offering is a natural extension to Curo’s already thriving accountancy practice. Ever the entrepreneur, Anna has already developed this new strand to the business and provided expert witness services in several cases, working closely with solicitors across the west midlands and London. Recent cases have included:
- Valuation of a property business with turnover circa £5m, involving valuation, forensic accounting and tax implications as a Single Joint Expert
- Valuation of a manufacturing business for a Single Joint Expert report in a matrimonial case with turnover circa £10m
- Assistance with understanding transactions and reviewing accounting records for one party via forensic accounting for a matrimonial case
- Valuation of a trading company turnover circa £7m to facilitate a share buyback
Anna has already built up a reputation as a trusted professional known for being commercial, organised and accurate.
Says Anna of her role “I’m delighted to expand Curo’s service offering, having undertaken rigorous training with various notable institutions which included courtroom skills training, report writing and valuations reporting. I’ve already prepared several SJE reports and been appointed by solicitors across the country to help with their matrimonial cases.”
The skills required by an expert witness aren’t necessarily found in all Chartered Accountants as Anna explains:
“I’m naturally drawn to this type of work and my skills are a good match for it. Part of the training included a thorough cross examination by a barrister which has been invaluable in practice. Having a well-prepared report underpinned by astute financials is key and I thrive on this type of challenge.”