Forensic services

Forensic services

Smith & Williamson’s team of forensic specialists have a thorough knowledge of litigation, financial investigations and act as expert witness in the legal process on many commercial and personal disputes, criminal actions and fraud cases.

Forensic Services

If your business has been the victim of corporate fraud, can you move quickly to establish the facts and recover any lost assets? Could you respond to a commercial dispute within a tight timeframe? If your industry regulator suddenly needs financial data going back a number of years, do you have the technical expertise to navigate this data minefield? Can you value a business or quantify loss of profits to meet the demands of the courts in a legal dispute?

These are challenges businesses and their legal advisers face frequently. Being able to respond to them effectively will require a team with the skills and experience to achieve an approach that is proportionate to the issue in question and the best outcome no matter how tight the deadline.

Our experts combine experience of investigating criminal and civil cases with exceptional technical know-how, supported by the latest technologies. Our forensic technology team provides technically focused solutions to issues surrounding the recovery, retention, investigation and presentation of electronic data, both in investigations and during the disclosure process.

Meeting your needs

Expert witness

Litigation and financial investigations by their nature require expert forensic specialists who also act as expert witness in the legal process on many commercial and personal disputes, criminal actions and fraud cases.


We ensure our thorough investigations will conform to court standards in case any further legal action is necessary.


As one of the country’s top 20 accountancy practices, we have expertise to provide in-depth forensic services of the highest standard, without conflict of interest issues.


The costs of forensic services are often unforeseen for many businesses. We pride ourselves on a flexible approach to costs.

Partners' engagement

Our forensic accounting services are delivered by the most experienced members of our team which means clients have direct access to partners at a very sensitive time.

How we can help

Our team’s wide range of expertise enables them to offer a comprehensive forensic accounting service that includes:

  • corporate fraud investigations
  • asset tracing
  • insolvency investigations
  • regulatory and disciplinary investigations
  • computer forensic investigations
  • share valuations
  • shareholder disputes
  • marital separations
  • fraud and financial crime
  • commercial disputes
  • valuations in commercial disputes
  • valuations in divorce proceedings
  • forensic technology
  • personal injury
  • loss of profits and loss of earnings claims

Our credentials


Our technical understanding of the challenges posed by fraud or litigation means that clients are fully informed when making decisions on how best to proceed.

High quality

You’ll receive the highest standards of client service, with minimum disruption to your organisation, regardless of whether you are an entrepreneurial start-up business, established company, professional practice or not for profit body.


Our service is personal and tailored to the specific requirements of our clients. You will have direct access to senior members of our team who can act as support for your in-house team and legal professionals.


Our team of forensic specialists have decades of experience of major cases under their belts. This experience can be drawn on for the benefit of your organisation.

Long term

Fraud and/or litigation may be one-off occurrences but we hope our forensic accounting service will assure you of our professionalism into the future.

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