Our Experience

Delivering successful outcomes across the board

Loss of Profits

  • Party expert in a High Court loss of profits case concerning a fast food franchise, where the franchisor claimed against the franchisor for losses incurred, including the lost opportunity of operating an alternative business
  • Assisted in a £30m loss of profits case before the High Court concerning a food industry franchise agreement between a US franchisor and its UK franchisee, including valuing the franchisee’s business
  • Assisted in the quantification of lost earnings due to the Eastern European distributor of foodstuffs on cessation of an agreement with a US supplier, including developing a model of the distributor’s business used as the basis for a multi-million pound settlement
  • Provided expert assistance to a motor dealership following the termination of its dealership franchise agreement, including assistance with quantification of the circa £250,000 loss of profits claim arising from competition breaches.

Business Valuations

  • Assisted in a £30m loss of profits case before the High Court concerning a food industry franchise agreement between a US franchisor and its UK franchisee, including valuing the franchisee’s business
  • Appointed as expert in a Companies Act unfair prejudice dispute before the High Court that concerned the value of shares in a repair and refurbishment company. The Court accepted the expert valuation after hearing expert evidence and awarded damages of £171,000 for a 50% shareholding
  • Appointed single joint expert and gave oral evidence at the Family Court in a matrimonial case concerning the value of an ethnic food production distribution and wholesaling business, a group with an enterprise value of circa £24m
  • Appointed as an expert in a multi-million pound High Court case to quantify consequential losses arising from allegations of missold interest rate hedging products by a 'Big 4' bank, including estimating lost value on the demise of the leisure business concerned
  • Reasoned expert determination of the valuation of share capital in two companies encompassing a caravan park and holiday home business pursuant to a court order in a family shareholder dispute
  • Produced submissions to an expert determining the value of two restaurant and pub companies, under the terms of a settlement agreement in a shareholder dispute.

Expert Determination

  • Expert determination covering completion accounts disputed by two large UK retailers (more than 40 disputed items – including fixed assets, stock, accruals – worth £85m)
  • Expert determination assignment in the oil and gas industry (more than 100 items in dispute, worth US$130m) arising from the transfer of upstream, midstream and downstream companies from one European MNC to another
  • Reasoned expert determination of the valuation of share capital in two companies encompassing a caravan park and holiday home business pursuant to a court order in a family shareholder dispute
  • Engaged under the Arbitration Act 1996 to rule on amounts to be included in the disputed accounts of a motor vehicle servicing and repair business
  • Unreasoned expert determination which valued a minority shareholding in an insurance company to be in the region of £200,000
  • Expert determination on a set of completion accounts disputed by two large UK retailers (more than 40 disputed items totalling £85m).

Matrimonial Disputes

  • Appointed single joint expert and gave oral evidence at the Family Court in a matrimonial case concerning the value of a UK ethnic food production, distribution and wholesaling business, a group with an enterprise value of circa £24m
  • Single joint expert in a divorce case that valued a wholesaling food business at various points in time and on different bases. The business valuations ranged from £0.3m to £2.5m.

Professional Negligence

  • Appointed as expert on behalf of a UK ‘Big 4’ bank in a Channel Islands case concerning allegations that trust accounts were operated incorrectly and trustee fees were not appropriately accounted for
  • Appointed as a party expert in a High Court professional negligence case, assessing the value of a well-known retail brand (with equity value assessed at up to £85.5m)
  • Advised on an employment law case in the High Court concerning alleged manipulation of the financial statements of a Saudi limited company and alleged financial irregularities in an Egyptian company
  • Advised the former CEO of a trading business (turnover of £25m) in defending allegations of financial incompetence and fraud at disciplinary hearings following the merger of his business with another
  • Appointed as an expert in a professional negligence case concerning the audit of a plc operating in the construction industry, assessing the auditor’s work in support of a qualified audit opinion on the company’s financial statements.

Fraud

  • Second quantum expert (not called) in Woolwich Building Society –v- Daisystar Limited and I K Raja. A UK civil fraud case where mortgage accounts in respect of 104 properties were reconstructed, requiring transactions to be traced back to case evidence

Other Expert work

  • Engaged to provide reports on alleged misdeclaration of amounts due from UK franchisees under the terms of their franchise agreement with a US franchisor in the hotel and leisure industry
  • Appointed as a quantum expert and gave oral evidence at the High Court in the case of Winnetka Trading Corporation –v- Julius Baer International Limited and Anor
  • Appointed as a single joint expert to comment on capital gains tax consequences on selling or transferring several items of residential property owned by a husband and wife, with some property owned individually and other property held jointly
  • Produced an expert report on behalf of a client packaging business for the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in the case of Beamglow Ltd –v- European Parliament, Council of the European Union and Commission of the European Communities arising from the ‘banana wars’ between the EU and the USA