Ms Emma Whitaker  

Ms Emma Whitaker

BSC (Hons) ACCA

Forensic Accountant

Accountancy
Sedulo
St Paul’s House
23 Park Square
LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS1 2ND
I have been working in the forensic accountancy field for 12 years providing Forensic Accounting services to law enforcement agencies, solicitors, barristers and public authorities. My experience covers civil disputes assisting in both commercial disputes and personal litigation including single joint expert work and criminal litigation acting as an expert for either prosecution or defence teams.
I am a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The Civil and criminal work I have covered includes:

Share and business valuations.
Professional negligence claims.
Pre-conviction investigations and Confiscation proceedings (POCA).
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.

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. Preparation of expert report on a party appointed basis or as a single joint expert.

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, Liverpool 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.

 

Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

Yes
No

Expert Witness Work:

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

 

Expert Witness Activity:

30%
70%
0%
10

30

Lawyer Consultation:

Yes