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ICAEW

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 178,500 chartered accountants and students worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

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Accounting

Evelyn Partners

Every organisation is vulnerable to fraud and financial crime, but how do you spot the signs of fraudulent behaviour and what must you do to then address it? Our team of forensic accountants and forensic technology specialists investigate, quantify, analyse and uncover the numbers and data behind such issues.
We help organisations investigate instances of possible fraud and suspicions vigorously, assist management to evaluate the situation and provide expert evidence so you can determine how to proceed with the investigation.
We specialise in corporate fraud and financial crime, fraud risk management, computer forensic investigations, asset tracing and recovery, regulatory investigations and anti-bribery and corruption.
Our partners can act as expert witnesses, having delivered complex forensic accounting and computer forensics evidence to the Magistrates, Crown and High Courts.

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Harbinson Mulholland

With over one hundred years combined experience, we are trusted advisors to the legal community, considered to be a top tier forensic accountancy firm and recognised within the courts in Northern Ireland across our 3 specialist divisions.

We are very skilled at making complex loss calculations understandable and are the first port of call for many of NI’s leading law firms.  Working across numerous jurisdictions with local and international law enforcement agencies, our expertise includes Proceeds of Crime, Benefit Fraud, Confiscation, large scale Money Laundering and Corruption cases.

Whether your case involves vast amounts of data, unusual transaction patterns or hidden wealth our team brings certainty and clarity through comprehensive and persuasive reports.’

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BDO

BDO has one of the most experienced and innovative forensic and dispute advisory practices in the UK with a reputation for delivering exceptional client service. Our clients, ranging from international companies and professional firms to regulators and governments, tell us that we consistently deliver robust opinions and solutions. They tell us that we are pragmatic, committed to meeting our clients’ needs and focused on delivering value.
Our growing team is diverse in background and skills, and strong on experience. Our team includes lead practitioners in dispute resolution, fraud, anti-corruption, professional negligence and expert witness, international arbitration, valuations and forensic technology.
Working in collaboration with specialists throughout BDO’s international network, we have worked with international law firms and regulatory bodies and have been involved in some of the most high profile regulatory investigations, professional negligence claims, fraud investigations and commercial disputes in recent years.
Our Partners are hands on, leading our assignments and genuinely involved in all aspects of our work. We mobilise our technical experts to meet our clients’ needs. We have a very detailed understanding of our clients’ objectives and we structure our work, communications and opinions to ensure these are met.

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Ernst & Young

Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority — no matter what the industry sector is.
Our more than 2,000 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world bring the analytical and technical skills needed to quickly and effectively conduct financial and other investigations and gather and analyse electronic evidence. Working closely with you and your legal advisers, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally-aligned team and bring an objective approach and fresh perspective to these challenging situations, wherever you are in the world. And because we understand that you need a tailored service as much as consistent methodologies, we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.

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Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton regularly conducts investigations for corporates, regulators and prosecution agencies.

Investigations range from alleged employee fraud through to professional negligence to multi-jurisdictional investigations which can often support complex litigation or insolvency proceedings. Some of the topics we cover are: money laundering and terrorist financing, Insider trading, mis-selling of retail and wholesale financial products, market abuse and illegal trading, asset-tracing and recovery, sanctions, fraud, bribery and corruption, anti-corruption and enhanced due diligence, virtual currencies, exotic and complex financial instruments and OTC products, mortgage fraud, contractual breaches, offshore financial centres.

As well as investigating instances of fraud, we help organisations develop effective fraud response plans, either as a proactive preventative tool or subsequent remedial action. These plans incorporate a fraud risk assessment and appropriate fraud risk mitigation methodology, to minimise the disruption issues such as these can cause.

We are a national practice with over 120 Forensic specialists, drawing on Grant Thornton’s national and international presence for industry and sector knowledge.

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PWC

PwC Forensic Services: When organisations face business critical incidents, our specialist team can be mobilised at speed to help them swiftly and effectively respond. As a team we also use our extensive experience to work with clients to proactively mitigate the risks of such incidents occurring.

As a large agile team we can help, either proactively or reactively, to tackle all manner of investigations, disputes, regulatory challenges, instances of fraud, compliance questions and supply chain issues.

Our subject matter experts provide an unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise across a range of risks and industries, ensuring a comprehensive, holistic approach that delivers for your business.

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https://www.pwc.co.uk/services/forensics.html

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Financial Services

Moorfields Advisory

Often fraud only comes to light when a company enters into formal insolvency proceedings, other times uncovering fraud can crystallise the insolvency of a business.

Moorfields are a leading firm of insolvency practitioners and have specialists who are well versed in tracing and recovering assets from fraudulent and criminal activity, protecting and realising business and personal assets using sophisticated, modern, forensic investigation tools. We believe in facing challenges head on, working rapidly to understand the mechanics of a fraud to identify immediate remedies to maximise recoveries.

Moorfields offer access to a wide range of investigation services including: Fund and asset tracing, books and records reconstruction from incomplete or corrupted data, forensic accounting analysis, investigations and reviewing complex financial transactions.

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Access Bank

Access Bank is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of 348 branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the UK. The bank serves over 6m customers in Nigeria and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa’s most successful banking growth trajectory in one decade, ranking among Africa’s top 15 banks by total assets and capital.
The bank established an anti-fraud unit in 2013 to deal with cases of fraud resulting from an increase in the use of electronic channels. Specifically, the initiative, implemented to protect customers on its channels for transactions, also provides a veritable outlet for proactive information dissemination of anti-fraud programmes, policies and guidelines to the bank’s varied stakeholder groups. This effort has heightened staff consciousness and boosted customers’ awareness as well as frustrated several fraudulent schemes.
The bank was recently admitted into the prestigious Fraud Advisory Panel. This membership gives us the opportunity to share valuable knowledge in fraud-related information with member institutions globally.

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Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
The impact of fraud on a person or a business can be devastating. The perpetrators are often located in many different jurisdictions making them exceptionally difficult to identify and track down. This makes it difficult to investigate fraud and, crucially, very hard to recover funds. For this reason, businesses must look to prevent fraud, rather than hope to cure its consequences.

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ICA

The International Compliance Association (ICA) is a professional membership and awarding body open to compliance professionals at all stages of their career. As part of our ongoing commitment to setting the standard, we provide a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support.

We are the leading provider of professional, certificated qualifications in anti-money laundering; governance, risk and compliance and financial crime prevention. An internationally recognised organisation, our qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

Our global community has members across 130 countries. Being a member demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and significantly protects and improves the performance of your organisation.

Recognition. Community. Knowledge. The benchmark of excellence.

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Legal

Pinsent Masons

The fraud team at Pinsent Masons has a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of fraud and asset tracing in the UK and overseas, enabling us to give full support to businesses at times when getting the right advice as swiftly as possible is crucial.

We are unusual as a law firm in being able to offer a specialist fraud team made up of both lawyers and forensic accountants, which means we offer unrivalled experience in all aspects of fraud and international asset tracing by seamlessly combining legal and financial expertise.

In an emergency, we will obtain search orders and injunctions or deal with statutory investigations at short notice. We use our cutting edge costs and project management tools to help manage long and potentially costly disputes, putting the resources where there is the best chance of recovery and placing the client in the driving seat. We can also help with risk management, prevention, policy setting and PR issues.

We have particular expertise in dealing with complex fraud and asset tracing claims across different jurisdictions.

We provide clients with a complete service, dealing with the criminal and regulatory aspects as well as the civil side of fraud.

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Tenet Law

Tenet are a specialist firm providing legal advice on financial crime compliance and responding to fraud.

The aim is simple, to provide international and national law firm experience at more accessible costs to clients. Our focus is on being the space in between the large firms with dedicated experience and medium sized firms without the dedicated experience we have helping clients prevent fraud or respond to fraud in cases where loss ranges from £50,000 to £5m (with clients ranging from banks to individuals looking for an alternative to London based or national law firms).  The team is made up of lawyers who believe fraud is wrong and want to make it right. Our strengths lie in how we listen, provide reassurance, comfort and confidence from our experience to our clients to help reduce the impact of fraud. 

As a progressive firm we focus on utilising the cloudbased technology and modern working practices to deliver cost-effective solutions for our clients and a genuine work-life balance for our people. Our unique approach means that we have been recognised in short listings for multiple national awards for innovation in legal services (Legal Week, Lexus Nexis and the Law Society) and most recently winning Best Financial Crime & Compliance Law Firm 2021 in the SME News Legal Awards.

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Wedlake Bell

Wedlake Bell was established in 1780 in London and in 2021 Moon Beever solicitors merged into the firm. With 70+ partners and over 200 staff Wedlake Bell is able to support a range of legal services at home and abroad.

The firm in its disputes and insolvency teams has a wide range of anti- fraud expertise with regular roles in injunctions and other urgent reliefs including a number of very experienced supervising solicitors.

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Member Organisations

ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. These values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our wide range of qualifications that we prepare accountants for business.
ACCA believes that professional accountants bring value to economies at all stages of development and we seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. ACCA also champions the profession through its global research and technical policy themes, from audit to social mobility, from corporate governance to the future of the profession.

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CCAB

CCAB has five members – ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland – and provides a forum for the bodies to work together collectively in the public interest on matters affecting the accountancy profession and the wider economy. Its core purpose is to promote sustainable growth in the UK economy through the UK accountancy profession.  The forum considers current and emerging issues and agrees joint approaches to Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and other authorities, both national and international, on behalf of the UK profession and, in particular where significant public interest issues are at stake.

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CIFAS

Cifas is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. We are the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest confirmed fraud database in the country. Our members are organisations from all sectors, sharing their data across those sectors to reduce instances of fraud and financial crime.
Throughout the UK, our experts and services help protect individuals and organisations from the growing and increasingly sophisticated threat of fraud and financial crime. Since 1988, Cifas has helped its members and customers protect themselves from billions of pounds worth of fraud losses.
With every organisation that becomes a Cifas member, or with whom we collaborate, we establish a tougher environment for fraudsters – both externally and within your organisation. Using the simple tools of communication and sharing information, we are able to shine a light on their activities for all our members and partners to see.
For members of the public we offer increased security against identity fraud, as well as expert advice on how to protect your personal data in our increasingly tech-reliant world.

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ICAS

ICAS is a professional body for more than 20,000 world-class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have all achieved the internationally-recognised and respected CA qualification (Chartered Accountant). We are an educator, examiner, regulator, and thought leader.

Almost two thirds of our working membership work in business; many leading some of the UK’s and the world’s great companies. The others work in accountancy practices ranging from the Big Four in the City to the small practitioner in rural areas of the country. We currently have around 3,000 students striving to become the next generation of CAs under the tutelage of our expert staff and members.

We regulate our members and their firms. We represent our members on a wide range of issues in accountancy, finance and business and seek to influence policy in Europe and the UK, always acting in the public interest.

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Education

Oxford University

Risk Management & Security

Pinkerton

Pinkerton brings agile, knowledge-based design — powered by 170 years of experience and expertise — to harmonize strategy and tactical implementation services that address a total risk management perspective. With a three-pronged approach, we assess the risk factors you are facing today, design an effective solution that fits your unique needs, and deliver tactical services to assist you with execution — from a temporary to a full-time capacity.  Our customized scope of solutions includes risk advisory, security management, protective services, corporate investigations, due diligence, and response services. As a trusted partner, you can rely on Pinkerton's family of thousands of employees and connected partners across 100+ countries to support your risk management and security needs.

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Synectics Solutions

For over 28 years we have successfully delivered some of the most effective and innovative fraud & financial crime prevention solutions that are used throughout the world to help our clients’ harness the power of data to protect them and their customers.

Trusted by global institutions & brands – Leading banks, FTSE 100 insurers and government departments choose us to deliver their business critical systems.

A proven track record – Our services have saved over £3.1billion for UK financial service providers and £1.7billion for the UK Government.

Complete peace of mind – All of our systems and processes conform to the highest information security standard: ISO 27001 and are supported by our experts with government security credentials.

Award winning solutions – Our company and innovative solutions have won multiple national and international awards – demonstrating best-in-class delivery.

Our whole business was founded upon the desire to help organisations manage and prevent fraud, it’s what we do.

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