An independent accountant's opinion is often helpful in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a commercial dispute. A well-written report presenting relevant, corroborated and persuasive arguments is vital to clarify your standpoint on quantum and will often assist in facilitating and achieving a negotiated settlement. Should the matter proceed to Court, or to mediation, an authoritative but unbiased expert witness is a necessity. At O’Hare Donohoe we offer our clients these services.
However, we also recognise that litigation can be a long and expensive process and the last thing a client may want is to incur accountant's fees for a large, in depth report where this is not merited. Often solicitors are asked by their clients to see if they can pursue settlement on a 'best terms' basis, thereby saving future costs. In circumstances such as these, we can provide:
- A desktop report setting out the key issues of a claim from an accountancy perspective, providing a logical reasoning of its strengths and weaknesses and presenting alternative valuation scenarios based on 'what if?' analysis.
- With comments on the information so far disclosed, the merits of the business valuation presented and a list of the further information to pursue.
Whatever you require, the approach to our work is always flexible and is geared around providing commercial advice to the client.
We act for Claimants and Defendants. The commercial work we undertake will usually fall into the following broad categories:
- Business interruption
- Breach of contract
- Business valuations
- Security for costs
- Breach of warranty
- Product liability
- Fraud and fidelity
- Partnership disputes
The success of the work we undertake is not only based upon our technical expertise but also the commercial awareness that we have developed over many years assisting lawyers and insurers in all areas of litigation. Our clients have told us that our flexible approach has been invaluable in helping them fully understand their disputes at an early stage, resolving issues and encouraging satisfactory negotiated settlements.
For more information on this service please contact:
Tel: 046 943 7900
Mob: 086 608 8869