Our Services Forensic Accounting & Dispute Resolution
The central tenet of the various specialist services provided by Ashton & Co is undoubtedly that of forensic accounting.
Unravelling Fraud & Financial Crime
The ability to ‘follow the money’ and to understand it’s use is integral to defence in tax investigations, fraud and financial crime, especially money laundering and confiscation proceedings where legal advice is essential at the earliest possible stage.
Forensic accounting, where personal and business finances are investigated to reveal financial discrepancies and hidden assets, is usually for the purposes of court proceedings, criminal and civil.
It is an essential element in cases of commercial litigation, business valuations and insolvency. Raymond Ashton has been involved in many criminal and civil affairs where Raymond’s early forensic accountancy methods and experience has served him well in supporting the investigations to best protect and defend his clients.
Maximum Asset Protection
Longstanding, historical trust structures and offshore special purpose vehicles have often been incorporated with the true purpose of protection of high net worth individuals and families, and with the attention of tax investigators firmly focused on these areas, the investigation and understanding of the use of these structures is essential to defend attacks and ensure maximum protection of assets.
Supporting Takeovers & Mergers
Likewise, in cases of business takeovers and mergers, when business valuation requirement reach a critical stage for the benefit of exiting a business, forensic accounting skills are essential to identify true values and successful outcomes. Commercial dispute resolution needs expert understanding and assessment and Raymond’s expertise and support of clients in these areas is well known.
Small business owners and high net worth individuals and families alike can rest assured seeking professional services and advice from Ashton & Co.