Ms Emma Whitaker  

Ms Emma Whitaker

BSC (Hons) ACCA

Forensic Accountant

Accountancy
Sedulo Forensic Accountants
St Paul’s House
23 Park Square
LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS1 2ND
I have been working in the Forensic Accountancy field for over 14 years Providing Forensic Accounting services to Law enforcement agencies, solicitors, barristers and public authorities. My expertise 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 provide training sessions and deliver seminars to educate third party partners in all areas of Forensic Accounting. Engaged on worldwide assignments.

EXPERT WORK
I am a qualified expert in forensic accountancy. I provide expert testimony on behalf of prosecution and defence case works in regard to both civil and criminal matters. Providing expert testimony and advice as required. I am a also a member of the Expert Talent Pool for the Cabinet Office.

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
Working on behalf of the Ministry of Finance in Anguilla, to undertake a review of statutory bodies and procurement procedures within the jurisdiction. The project ensured that each statutory body was reviewed and guidance provided around procurement procedures. Additionally, criminal investigations were guided and created in addition to the procurement policy and guidance.

CRIMINAL AND CIVIL WORK COVERED INCLUDES:
Pre-conviction investigations and Confiscation proceedings
Combatting Illicit financial flows
Fraud Investigations including complex multi handed conspiracies
H M Revenue & Customs Investigations, including MTIC
Matrimonial disputes and Family Proceedings/ Professional negligence claims
Share and business valuations/Large scale Forensic Audits
Money Laundering investigations, Drug trafficking/Human trafficking investigations
Allegations under the Theft Act, Fraud Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, Companies and Insolvency Act

My role involves a number of tasks, including, interpreting mass volumes of complex data, reconciliation of accounts, critically reviewing the work of the opposing party and identifying and tracing criminal assets. Working on live investigations and advising on the future plan of an investigation. Preparation of expert financial information and analysis, reconstructing accounting records, attending conferences with Solicitors, Counsel, Defendants, Clients, Law enforcement agencies and other Government bodies.

International engagements with experience in a Caribbean investigation and training to Mauritius law enforcement as part of the Combatting illicit financial flows programme.
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 giving oral evidence as an expert witness on: Fraud & Money Laundering cases, Human trafficking cases and large conspiracy 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.

 

Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

Yes
No

Expert Witness Work:

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

 

Expert Witness Activity:

30%
70%
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10

30

Lawyer Consultation:

Yes