Expert Witness Service
- What is the business worth?
- What is the funding capacity of the business?
Moore and Smalley LLP are able to provide expert opinions on a variety of financial issues arising from legal disputes.
We have extensive experience in preparing valuations, quantifying losses and undertaking financial investigations and are able to present complex accounting and financial concepts in a clear and readily understood way. We are also able to involve other specialists in taxation, pensions and insurance from within the firm. We are always happy to discuss your issues with you and to provide an initial review of any documentation at no charge.
Business valuations - We have considerable experience and expertise in valuations for a wide range of commercial purposes. Commercial valuation work requires not only financial and analytical skills, but also a sound grasp of the legal framework surrounding the valuation. Our valuation skills are complemented by extensive experience in selling unquoted companies
Shareholder disputes – When shareholders find themselves in fundamental disagreement, a situation which begins in a civilised fashion can often end in litigation. We offer objective and unbiased views of the situation combined with practical options as to its resolution which can satisfy all parties and avoid the substantial expense of having the Courts decide matters.
Loss of profits/earnings – Applying our specialist knowledge of accounting and analytical techniques we are able to calculate the loss of earnings for both business owners and employees in order to assist with claims for personal injury and consequential loss
Matrimonial disputes – When one of the parties has a shareholding in a business, this is often the largest item within the matrimonial assets. The valuation of a business in divorce proceedings also leads to the need for careful consideration of associated tax and financial issues on which we are able to advise (such as the tax efficient extraction of assets, trusts and purchase of own shares)