Ms Emma Whitaker  

Ms Emma Whitaker

BSC (Hons) ACCA

Forensic Accountant Expert Witness

Accountancy
Sedulo
St Paul’s House
23 Park Square
LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS1 2ND
I have been working in the forensic accountancy field for 11 years providing forensic accounting services to law enforcement agencies, solicitors, barristers and public authorities. My experience covers criminal litigation acting as an expert for either prosecution or defence teams and civil disputes assisting in both commercial disputes and personal litigation. I am a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The civil and criminal work I have covered includes:

Pre-conviction investigations and confiscation proceedings (POCA).
Share and business valuations.
Fraud Investigations including benefit and mortgage fraud.
H M Revenue and Customs Investigations, including MTIC.
Matrimonial disputes and family procedures.
Money laundering.
Drug trafficking and human trafficking.
Allegations under the Theft Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, Companies Acts and Insolvency Act.
Professional negligence claims.

The above work involves a number of tasks, including, interpreting mass volumes of complex data, reconciliation of accounts, critically reviewing the work of the opposing party, identifying and tracing criminal assets, preparation of expert financial information and analysis, reconstructing accounting records, attending conferences with solicitors, counsel, defendants, clients, law enforcement agencies and other government bodies.

In addition to attending conferences with counsel and discussions with opposing experts with a view of agreeing facts or preparing a joint statement, I have attended Court on a number of occasions and given oral evidence on:

Fraud and money laundering cases.
Human trafficking cases.
Large conspiracy to defraud cases.

I work as part of a team and can be instructed on cases nationwide. We currently have offices based in Leeds, Manchester and London.

The qualifications I hold are:

Accounting Degree, Oxford Brookes University (BSc Hons).
Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Certificate in Probate and Estate Administration.

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Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

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No

Expert Witness Work:

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Expert Witness Activity:

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Lawyer Consultation:

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