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Bringing together the Forensics and Witness Community in a virtual world

Forensic and Expert Witness Conference

Thursday 26 November 2020

This virtual conference will examine the challenges and issues faced for UK forensic accountants and expert witnesses during COVID-19. Industry leading speakers will cover a range of practical and technical issues to keep you up to date, enabling you to provide clients with the expert level of service they need.

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Highlights

ICAEW's conference will offer expert insights on...
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Legal updates

Key cases and latest updates that would affect your work as a forensic accountant in criminal, matrimonial and civil law

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Latest on valuation

Learn about the valuation of different share classes, as introduced in the IVSC2020 earlier this year, and hear the latest court findings in recent shareholder disputes and warranty claims.

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Financial fraud

The recent experience of a fraud investigator, how has COVID-19 affected what we’re seeing in financial fraud?

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Legal proceedings

Panel discussion: the changes seen in legal proceedings in the current climate – have they changed for good?

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Monitorships

Introduction and initial thoughts on monitorships in the UK.

Prices

There are ICAEW live packages for everyone for members and non members.

Subscriber

Forensic and Expert Witness Community

£50.00 +VAT
Access all of the sessions live
Member

ICAEW member

£75.00 +VAT
Access all of the sessions live
Non-member

Non-member

£100.00 +VAT
Access all of the sessions live

The programme

Morning sessions

Welcome introduction from chair
Vikki Wall, Partner at Haberman Ilett, will open the conference.
09:25
Keynote - giving evidence remotely in a virtual era
John Kimbell QC, Barrister of Quadrant Chambers will discuss his experiences of giving evidence including his own story on the ruling which led trials taking place virtually.
09:30
Legal update - criminal
Eve Giles, Partner at Allen & Overy, outlines key cases and legislation updates relevant for experts in criminal cases. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about recent changes in the criminal framework for forensic accountants.
10:00
Latest results and future developments in valuation
Andrew Strickland will guide you through the valuation of different share classes, as introduced in the IVSC2020 earlier this year. He will also provide an update on the latest court findings in recent shareholder disputes and warranty claims.
10:50
An introduction to monitorships
Sam Tate, Parter at RPC
11:30

Afternoon sessions

Legal update - matrimonial
Christopher Wagstaffe QC, 29 Bedford Row Chambers
13:00
Has the format of legal proceedings in person changed?
This session will focus on the impact of COVID-19 and remote mediation. The panel is chaired by Hayley Boxall, Forensic Accountant at Pinsent Masons and includes: Jern-Fei NG QC of Essex Court Chambers, Lucy Greenwood, Arbitrator, Andrew Miller QC, Mediator at 2TG, and Sam Narula, Forensic Expert Chartered Accountant at Samuels.
13:35
Legal update - civil
Tim Crockford, Clyde & Co, will explore the current litigation landscape and recent cases impacting the role of expert witnesses.
14:30
Fraud update
Roy Waligora, Partner at KPMG, will provide an overview of fraud trends being observed under COVID-19 and the fraud risks perceived in the market, particularly what this may mean for fraudulent financial reporting and how organisations are being seen to respond.
15:05
Chair's closing remarks
Vikki Wall, Partner at Haberman Ilet, will reflect on the day's discussions.
15:30
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Testimonials

Feedback from previous attendees of ICAEW events.

A fantastic array of subjects delivered by engaging and knowledgeable presenters from varied backgrounds.

Previous attendee ICAEW Forensic and Expert Witness Conference

I didn’t know what to expect from a virtual conference, but I’m happy to report that it was great. Attending something like this from home, I was afraid that I would get distracted, but it wasn’t the case. There was a varied list of topics & brilliant speakers.

Previous attendee ICAEW virtual conference

The forensic conference is an enjoyable way to gain technical knowledge and updates in relevant areas of law and accountancy.

Previous attendee ICAEW Forensic and Expert Witness Conference

The conference was superb - it provided some excellent topics and speakers all from the safety of home. The online platform also meant that you could get on with normal work in between watching the sessions of interest.

Previous attendee ICAEW virtual conference

The speakers

Hayley Boxall is a Forensic Accountant at Pinsent Masons and a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Hayley Boxall Forensic Accountant, Pinsent Mason

Hayley is a Partner who qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte and has specialised in forensic accounting since 2000 also working at Ernst & Young. She has a wide range dispute resolution experience including contract disputes, loss of profits claims, post acquisition disputes and breach of warranty claims.

Tim Crockford, Partner at Clyde & Co, is a speaker at ICAEW's Virtual Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Tim Crockford Partner, Clyde & Co

Tim helps clients to manage risk and resolve disputes. He provides clear, no nonsense commercial advice on risk management, helping clients to avoid liabilities and disputes arising in the first place and, if they do arise, advising on the most cost-effective method of concluding them.

Eve Giles, Partner at Allen & Overy, is a speaker at ICAEW's Virtual Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Eve Giles Partner, Allen & Overy

Eve is a white collar crime specialist with almost 20 years of experience advising on high profile criminal investigations. She acts for both individuals and domestic and multinational corporations in a broad range of sectors including financial services, mining, energy, infrastructure, commodities, construction and engineering.

Lucy Greenwood, Arbitrator, is a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Lucy Greenwood Arbitrator

An independent international arbitrator specialising in commercial and investment disputes. Lucy has over 20 years’ experience in treaty arbitrations in different industries and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 60 arbitrations. She is highly regarded and is recognised by Who's Who Arbitration, Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review.

John Kimbell QC, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers is a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
John Kimbell QC Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

John specialises in aviation, shipping law and international personal injury law. In 2018, he was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge (sitting in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions). He also represents a range of clients in commercial arbitration (LMAA, GMAA, ICC, LCIA and DIS) and acts as a mediator.

Andrew Miller QC is a Mediator at Cedr and a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Andrew Miller QC Mediator, 2TG

With almost 30 years’ experience of dealing with commercial disputes domestically and internationally, Andrew is ideally suited as a commercial mediator. He practices as a QC Mediator in a range of commercial sectors, including construction, property damage, insurance, professional negligence and general commercial disputes.

Sam Narula is a Forensic Expert Chartered Accountant at Samuels and a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Sam Narula Forensic Expert Chartered Accountant, Samuels

Sam has acted as an expert witness for 20 years providing advice to clients globally. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he joined Price Waterhouse where he was part of the group that uncovered the Guiness Fraud. He later set up Samuels, now in its 21st year, and is Senior Partner.

Jern-Fei Ng QC, Essex Court Chambers, is a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Jern-Fei Ng QC Essex Court Chambers

Jern-Fei Ng was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018 at the age of 38, making him one of the youngest QCs to be appointed. He is described in the legal directories as “a formidable advocate”; with “first-class advocacy skills” who “comes up with extremely clever points”.

Andrew Strickland, Scrutton Bland, is a speaker at ICAEW's Virtual Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Andrew Strickland Scrutton Bland

Andrew works with ICAEW’s business valuation community; he undertakes various forms of contentious valuation and delivers training in business valuation. His valuation work is mainly in respect of shareholder disputes, valuations in divorce and fiscal valuation. He is a director of the International Institute of Business Valuers and chairs its education committee.

Sam Tate, Partner at RPC, is a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Sam Tate Partner, RPC

An expert in white-collar crime, Sam is a partner with extensive practical experience of complicated cross-border investigations and crime prevention programs. He works closely with a number of FTSE 100, international and privately-owned entities and individuals in relation to financial crime proceedings, investigations and practical crime prevention programs.

Christopher Wagstaffe QC, 29 Bedford Row Chambers, is a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Christopher Wagstaffe QC 29 Bedford Row Chambers

Christopher is a leading specialist in matrimonial finance cases involving trust issues. He has appeared in many leading cases in this area, such as Charalambous v Charalambous, Ben Hashem v Shayif and A v A & St George Trustees. He was counsel for the companies at first instance in the Supreme Court case of Prest.

Roy Waligora is Head of Corporate Forensic and Head of Investigations at KPMG and a speaker at ICAEW's Forensic and Witness Conference 2020
Roy Waligora Partner, KPMG

Roy is the Head of Investigations and Corporate Forensic for KPMG in the UK and has 22 years’ experience in forensic accounting investigations and disputes around the world. Roy’s sector focus includes financial services, oil and gas and mining clients, among other public and private sector clients.

Vikki Wall, Partner at Haberman Ilett, is a speaker at ICAEW's Virtual Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Vikki Wall FCA Partner, Haberman Ilett

Vikki has more than 20 years’ experience as a forensic accountant focusing on work as an expert witness. She has been the testifying expert in cases before the UK Courts and international arbitration tribunals on a variety of accounting and financial issues. She is chair of the ICAEW Forensic and Expert Witness Community.

ICAEW's commercial partners for its Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
Event partner:

Business Valuation Benchmarks

BVB's aim is to overcome the inherent problem of the unreliable transaction multiples from databases, and equip accountants with reliable transaction multiples and insights at your fingertips

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ICAEW's supporting partner for its Forensic and Expert Witness Conference 2020
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The Academy of Experts

The Academy is the professional society and accrediting body for expert witnesses of all disciplines. It is independently run by experts for experts and those using them.

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