KordaMentha has worked extensively with lawyers (in-house and external), barristers and their clients on some of Australia’s largest commercial disputes and investigations, as well as many significant engagements overseas in this field. In this relationship, we have provided expertise in e-discovery and computer forensic, forensic accounting and dispute analysis and best practice fraud and work place relations investigations.
We are well aware of the particular obligations we have to courts and other tribunals, particularly when one of our team is giving independent expert evidence, and also the tension this can create.
Ultimately our clients are better served by receiving robust and objective analysis and opinions throughout the forensic process. This enables them to make sound commercial decisions on whether to proceed with an investigation or dispute, whether to settle, and whether to involve appropriate law enforcement and regulatory bodies.
We pride ourselves on providing effective and timely communication, including clear reports suitable for court use if necessary. Our reports take complex issues and provide clear and concise analysis and explanations that help the reader to arrive at more informed decisions.
Our partners are often called upon to act as expert witnesses in court proceedings in Australia and overseas. Our experience and understanding of the legal system coupled with our technical accounting, valuation and investigation experience enables us to undertake engagements where the outcome is likely to be subject to significant scrutiny by the judicial system and law enforcement.