The central tenet of the various specialist services provided by Ashton & Co is undoubtedly that of forensic accounting.
The ability to ‘follow the money’ and to understand its use is integral of defence in tax investigations, fraud and financial crime, especially money laundering and confiscation proceedings and legal advice is essential at the earliest possible stage.
The role of forensic accounting in criminal and civil court proceedings is key.
Raymond Ashton has been involved in many such cases and has a deep understanding of forensic accounting, when business and personal finances are investigated to reveal discrepancies and hidden assets.
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.
Cross-border information-sharing within corporate groups (HM Treasury, May 2020)