Our Team

Adam Stronach

Adam is a forensic accountant, registered auditor, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Academy of Experts and Expert Witness Institute.

He has been involved in forensic accounting, expert witness and litigation support work for more than 25 years, receiving instructions from solicitors on a wide range of matters.

He has given oral evidence in the High Court and before the family court and has acted for claimants, defendants and as a single joint expert, preparing reports for court, meeting experts to prepare joint statements and assisting counsel where appropriate.

Adam’s outstanding knowledge and experience was recognised by Lawyer Monthly magazine in 2017 when he won the Expert Witness Award. Adam is also a former UK Forensic Expert of the Year.

Adam Stronach: Areas of expertise

  • Business valuation for commercial, fiscal and forensic purposes, including as an expert in commercial and matrimonial actions
  • Expert determination assignments, either acting as the expert to decide disputed matters or as an expert adviser assisting with the drafting of submissions as part of the determination process
  • Quantification of damages in loss of profits and other commercial cases
  • Quantification of loss of earnings in personal injury cases
  • Employment and professional negligence cases
  • Appointments as a Single Joint Expert
  • Appointments as Arbitrator under the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Attendance at mediations as expert adviser to clients
  • Tax investigation reports under HMRC’s Civil Investigation of Fraud Code of Practice 9 procedures
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Accountants disciplinary tribunals.

John Brace

John Brace is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He became involved in forensic accounting almost 30 year ago. This stemmed from undertaking expert witness assignments predominantly in matrimonial cases frequently requiring investigation into missing assets and undisclosed income.

John’s work widened to include accountants’ professional negligence, partnership and shareholder disputes and construction-related matters, the latter reflecting his 15 years’ experience in the construction industry.

John was a member of the Council of the Association of Chartered the Certified Accountants (ACCA) for nine years and served as President in its centenary year. He has contributed to the development of the accounting profession in the UK and Europe through membership of ACCA, FRC and FEE committees. He currently sits on the ACCA Global Forum for Audit and Assurance.

John has given evidence in County Court, the High Court in London, Magistrates Court, Crown Court, the Central Criminal Court and Tax Tribunals. He has also given evidence before the then Trade and Industry Committee.

Emma Tredgett

Emma obtained a BSc Combined Honours in Business Administration and Psychology from Aston University and joined Menzies Chartered Accountants after graduation. She became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1997.

Emma joined Deloitte in 1998 and initially worked in Deloitte’s Audit and Business Services Group and in 2000 transferred to Deloitte’s Forensic & Dispute Service Group, becoming a Senior Manager in that team. In 2006, Emma left Deloitte to join Monitor (Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trust) where she carried out financial due diligence n NHS trusts. Emma joined Harwood Hutton in 2012 where she is a Forensic Services Executive.

Emma’s experience and expertise covers:

  • Company valuations in respect of shareholder disputes
  • Assistance in matrimonial cases involving international property issues
  • Loss of profits cases

Amandeep Dhillon

Amandeep is a chartered accountant in Harwood Hutton’s Corporate Finance and Forensic team.  She joined Mazars LLP in 2013 and specialised in Corporation Tax with a focus on Small and Medium Sized Entities. In 2016, she left Mazars LLP to join Harwood Hutton

Amandeep’s experience and expertise covers:

  • Due diligence reports for clients in varying sectors
  • Corporate finance advisory and transactional work
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients on technical issues
  • Corporation tax compliance and advisory work.