Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support
Joining the dots

There are many reasons why you might need the services of a Forensic Accountant to provide expert advice to resolve either a dispute or to successfully resolve legal action.

Business valuations

An up to date valuation is essential and is the starting point when you are involved in a divorce settlement or a boardroom dispute.

Divorce

Splitting your marital finances can be complex, particularly when they include pensions, shares, setting up trusts and investing funds. You’ll also need an expert to help you prepare a Form E, which discloses your income and assets.

Dispute resolution

Boardroom disputes or breaches of contracts need to be resolved quickly to avoid the issue escalating and becoming a financial drain on your company.

Due diligence

As part of the process of raising new finance for your business, your lender will often require a due diligence report to protect their investment.

Insurance claims

If your business has been affected by fire, flood or business interruption due to the personal injury of a key team member – and your insurance claim for lost profits or income is being questioned – you’ll need an independent assessment or an expert witness to prove your claim is valid.

Our Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support team have years of experience, dealing with personal and corporate investigations and disputes, giving you peace of mind that they have the knowledge and expertise to support you through the entire process.

Working in partnership with the legal profession on a wide range of business and industry cases, our forensic accountants provide a clear and concise interpretation and presentation of the facts in written and oral formats, for court and civil proceedings.

We are members of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA).

Meet our Forensic Accountancy Specialist

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Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
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Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
Managing Partner
Jitendra Pattani

Managing Partner

Jitendra’s portfolio of corporate and personal tax clients covers a wide range of business sectors, with particular focus and expertise in the hotels, renewable energy and fashion retail sectors, where he acts for several high net worth clients with an international presence. Jitendra offers his clients technical expertise in areas that encompass corporate finance; including the due diligence of acquisitions and disposals and forensic accounting.

He has notable experience of Reporting Accountants’ work where he acted as Joint Auditor and Reporting Accountant with a Big Four Firm in relation to the pre-flotation due diligence work for a main market flotation.

Special assignments undertaken by Jitendra include advising on overall refinancing facilities of over £450 million for a substantial hotel Group in Central London; advising on the £260 million acquisition of a hotel in Central London; advising on the £100 million sale of a hotel in Central London; advising on the portfolio sale of a collection of solar farms with a gross deal value of in excess of £50 million and acting as part of an expert witness team assisting the High Court in relation to a client’s claim for damages against a major Utilities company, where substantial damages of £2.7 million were awarded by the High Court in a landmark case.

Jitendra joined Wilder Coe in 1991 as an Audit Supervisor and was appointed as the firm’s Managing Partner in 2017. He heads up Wilder Coe’s India desk, and in 2010 was awarded a British Government full Scholarship to attend an Executive Programme at the IM Ahmedabad, acclaimed as India’s Harvard, and ranked as one of the top international business schools. Through the programme, Jitendra gained valuable practical insight into the Indian markets, and was able to cultivate a valuable network of contacts, aiding both Wilder Coe Ltd and our clients in business dealings in India.

Professional Memberships

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Management

Sectors of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Hotels
  • Fashion Retail

Qualifications

  • FCA
Bee-Lean Chew

Partner

Bee provides her clients with a clear and understandable presentation of fact, in all matters relating to Forensic Accounting. As an experienced member of the Forensic Accounting team at Wilder Coe Ltd, Bee can support you with personal and corporate investigations.

Her expertise extends to the greater corporate arena where she has years of experience in audit, financial reporting and taxation. She has advised clients of all sizes, including multi-national groups, on the design and implementation of financial management systems and is particularly adept at complex I.T structures and internal controls. She frequently acts as the principal in due diligence, forensic accounting and valuation assignments.

Bee also provides CPD training to solicitors and fellow business professionals.

Bee trained with Wilder Coe and became a Partner in 2005.

As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Bee has a degree in Law from Kent University, a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member, Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
  • Accredited Member of The Academy of Experts
  • ICAEW-Accredited Forensic Accountant
  • Member of ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • MAE (Member of the Academy of Experts)

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