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Litigation Support

Our litigation support team provides a creative and practical approach to disputes, offering thoughtful solutions to guide you through difficult times.

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  • Gordon Steele
    Meet the team

    The team

  • Individuals, UK entities. International clients. Owner-managed & Family Businesses.

    Who we can help

  • Corporate Finance. M&A Advisory. Selling or buying a Business. Fundraising. Transaction Support. Business Valuations. Restructuring and Recovery. Corporate Insolvency. Done Deals.

    How we can help

EFFECTIVE & REASSURING

While it’s never pleasant to have to undertake litigation, the prospect is improved if you have full confidence in team that will support you. Using their depth and breadth of knowledge, our team of experts will give you that reassurance, by providing a detailed, bespoke and fully comprehensive service that you can rely on.

Our multifunctional approach provides us with extensive industry knowledge, sound judgement and commercial sense, making us the ideal partner. Our specialists will dig deep to establish the full facts, and work closely with you and your lawyers to deliver the results you seek. Our litigation support covers a range of key areas:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Forensic
  • Insolvency
  • Family & Personal

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

Corporate financial disputes are frequently complex, requiring specialist knowledge and determined investigation to establish the facts. We will support you with expert insights and dependable evidence, ensuring that it’s presented in a way that both you, your lawyers and the court can readily understand.

Our support will draw on all the relevant aspects of our accounting, auditing, business valuation, corporate finance and tax knowledge, delivered to meet each deadline. Our services in this area include:

  • Share & business valuations
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Sale purchase agreement disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Loss of profit claims
  • Quantification of loss in commercial disputes Insurance / Business interruption claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Expert witness assignments

FORENSIC

Evidence provided by a forensic accountant can be vital in settling a dispute involving financial crime. Our litigation support team members are experienced in working through records and transactions, whether physical or online, to reveal instances of fraud, theft, deception and bribery. Their determination often uncovers information that has been thoroughly concealed and would otherwise have escaped detection.

They will assemble all their findings in a format that will be compelling and admissible in court. If required, they can also attend a court proceedings to provide expert testimony. Our forensic investigation services include:

  • Financial crime and fraud investigation
  • Proceeds of crime reporting
  • Code of Practice 9 (COP 9) investigations
  • Asset tracking and investigations
  • Accounting misstatement reviews

INSOLVENCY

When a criminal or negligent act results in a business insolvency, it has serious consequences for all the innocent parties involved, such as customers, suppliers and employees. We can investigate the insolvent company to discover if there is evidence of wrongdoing such as assets that have been expropriated or used improperly, liabilities that have been concealed or a fraud that has destabilised the company’s finances.

Our experts’ experience of dealing with insolvencies means they know where to look for evidence, whilst their knowledge of supporting litigation ensure that evidence is compiled effectively. We can support you if you are involved in litigation concerning:

  • Wrongful trading assessments and investigations
  • Insolvency investigations
  • Director fiduciary duties and conduct reviews

FAMILY & PERSONAL

Emotions can run high when financial litigation proceedings involve both business and family, so our team takes a calm, considered approach. We will understand the feelings of all parties, and focus resolutely and objectively on the facts.

Our team has extensive experience of working with lawyers on these matters, and their investigations and analysis will provide accurate, indisputable evidence and expert opinions that will stand up in court. We can support you and your legal team in areas such as:

  • Share, partnership and business valuations
  • Matrimonial and family disputes
  • Conducting financial negotiations
  • Collaborative Practice for Divorce
  • Personal injury loss of earnings
  • Financial investigations
  • Tax advice on divorce and separation
  • We are a small business and have been using AAB services for over 17 years. We have been well looked after, and although a small company, we sense a genuine interest from AAB to support the business with their services to reach its highest potential.

    Beatriz Schumann, Karis Property Company Limited

  • They are always “on it”, sending me reminders or calling me to discuss forthcoming tax liabilities. Their approach to completion of tax returns is first class, they don’t just process the numbers, but look behind the scenes.

    Bruce Ferguson, Hunting PLC

  • I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending AAB to anyone else who, like us, may be struggling to get the expert advice required, especially when it involves coming back to the UK and managing tax aspects on overseas income and assets.

    John Bannerman

  • Everyone involved worked seamlessly together and also with the legal advisors, guiding me through the whole process which was completed within a very tight timeframe. Great job with a result better than I could have hoped for!

    Mark Milne, Milmor Properties Ltd

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