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What is Forensic Accounting?

Forensic accounting is the application of investigative and analytical skills for the purpose of resolving financial issues in a manner that meets standards required by courts of law. Forensic accountants apply special skills in accounting, auditing, finance and research, along with investigative skills to collect, analyse and evaluate evidential matter, before ultimately interpreting and communicating findings.

How we can help

The services provided by our forensic accounting team include:

  • Forensic Accounting;
  • Investigative Accounting;
  • Independent Expert Witness.

Our forensic team combines the skills and knowledge of an investigative accountant, auditor and financial analyst to interpret evidence and clearly establish the facts necessary to resolve disputes and quantify losses. Using our qualifications, expertise and experience we can provide support and testimony as cases progress through the legal courts.

We also provide Independent Expert Witness testimony in Court, orally or by written report. Our experienced team understands the importance of delivering reports and testimony that will withstand legal scrutiny.

Examples of assignments we have worked on include:

  • Share valuations
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Solvency and restructuring advice
  • Loss of profits / Business interruption claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Due diligence
  • Fraud / Financial Crime Investigations
  • Separation and divorce claims

Why HLB Ireland

We draw on vast in-house experience to provide a swift response, often in the most complex and demanding of circumstances. We are often asked to provide ad-hoc advice at any stage of proceedings, and will apply our common-sense approach, built up from decades of actual experience to assist.

When you engage us, we will always actively involve the senior members of our team on assignments. We firmly believe that the issues that need to be tackled require the experience and insight that comes from a successful track record. At the same time, we will tailor our response to your precise needs and ensure we provide excellent value and the best mix of skills available.


If you would like to speak to one of our partners about your business and specifically about Forensic Accounting, you can contact us today to arrange a meeting or schedule a call. We would be happy to hear from you.

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