Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support

  • ASE's motor industry experienced team provides an in-depth understanding of a dealer's systems, practices and financial transactions
  • ASE's motors knowledge assists to identify and focus on key areas of risk including fraud
  • ASE's understanding of industry specific systems assists with locating supporting documentation
  • ASE offer the provision of services where an expert witness is required
  • ASE's 40 years' of operation in this sector provides access to a wealth of industry data and a network of contacts to deliver a thorough and speedy response

As a result of our industry specialism, ASE has a wealth of experience in helping with forensic accounting and litigation support assignments. A detailed understanding of dealer systems, practices and areas of fraud risk, combined with our access to industry data, means we're uniquely placed to provide the required accounting analysis and business reality for a dispute resolution.

Specific areas of the service include:

  • Fraud investigation, quantification and prevention
  • Assistance with the calculation of insurance claims, including the loss of profits claims
  • Calculations of costs and loss of profits associated with a breach of contract
  • Employment disputes
  • Business valuations including partnerships, deaths and matrimonial cases
  • Matrimonial disputes
  • Automotive accountancy and DMS related professional negligence claims

Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support in action

A dealership lost its Principal in tragic and unexpected circumstances. His business had made a healthy profit over the years, but after his demise it entered into a period of decline. ASE were engaged as an expert witness for the defence in an insurance case, to determine how the business would have performed if things had stayed as they were. ASE drew on its wealth of industry data to establish trends for the franchises represented, and produced accurate estimates of the variance in profit historically, and moving forwards. This resulted in savings in excess of £1m for the client.