Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is the use of accounting skills for the investigation of fraud or for the analysis of financial information for use in legal proceedings.

As a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Graham Ball is a recognised expert in Forensic Accounting.



We aim to cut through the smoke and mirrors that is often created, to give complete clarity of understanding based upon core facts.



You think that you are profitable, but there is no cash? Is this a working capital issue or something more sinister?

As specialist fraud investigators we have the tools to help you. Computers and mobile phones retain significantly more data than is visible to a normal user – what data could be recovered that may help with your concerns? Recovery of computer and mobile phone data could assist greatly and our experience in data recovery and in house technical analysis enables us to review your issues in far more detail than a conventional accountant.


Company Valuations

Whether you require a valuation for tax purposes or a commercial valuation, we have the expertise you require. We are experienced in valuing businesses from a wide variety of industry sectors and for different purposes. This allows us to provide the best advice to both buyers and sellers on the value of the business.

We work with solicitors on company valuations for matrimonial purposes. We can act either as part of a matrimonial team or as a single joint expert.


Shareholder Disputes

When business owners fall out, the consequences can be catastrophic for the company, the staff and of course the shareholders themselves. Early intervention by a third party can help diffuse the situation and a mediated approach can help resolve problems.

Timely mediation can help prevent significant cost, time and business disruption in the long run. We have been helping business owners mediate their disputes for thirty years.

Whether the issues are related to the business direction, disagreement over the value of company shares, deceptive practices or other concerns, we can assist in finding a resolution by providing impartial advice and guidance.

We also have experience in providing independent valuations, either working with your solicitor or appointed jointly with your solicitor as a single joint expert.


Matrimonial Support

We have proven experience in working with solicitors and working as single joint experts.

We can provide independent valuations and tax reports on possible financial settlement of property, investments, other assets and company shares.

We have proven experience in assisting with the financial settlement in a divorce.

We can also help mediate an early settlement, saving the significant cost and emotional trauma of a protracted dispute.


Family Finances

Do you have a good income and wonder why you have no cash? Are you constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul?

Let us help you with a detailed review of your finances. We will even help you write a plan you can stick to.


Litigation Support

Litigation support is the process of providing consultation and support services with regard to current and pending cases; reviewing financial reports and data to establish the strength of the case.

We can bring imagination and creativity in a supportive environment, to your dispute.

We can help support your legal team to ensure the best possible outcome for you.


Professional Negligence

Acting against professionals is something that many people would choose to avoid. However when things go wrong you have a right to be heard. We can provide the support to make sure that your loss is accurately quantified.

The usual rules rely on establishing that a duty of care is owed by the defendant to the claimant, and that the defendant is in breach of that duty.

We can work with you and your solicitor to establish the actual cost and any consequential losses.


Assessing Consequential Losses

Quantifying 'consequential losses' is a crucial element and habitual sticking point in any claims process. Both initial and subsequent effects can be difficult to quantify and it is up to forensic accountants to examine all losses. The objective of any claims process is to put a business back in the position it would have been in had the event not occurred.

We have proven experience in calculating these losses and can work with you and your solicitor to achieve the best outcome.


Commercial Disputes

We have considerable experience in partnership disputes, minority shareholder disputes and contract disputes.

We can work with you to reach a settlement in an efficient and timely manner allowing the business to move forward.


Computer and Mobile Phone Analysis

Criminal litigation cases and fraud cases can involve computer and mobile phone forensic analysis.

Traditional accounting firms can only deal with what they can see or the information that they are provided with. We can go much further, recovering data that you cannot see and may not even know exists. We have the knowledge and experience to understand where to look and what to look for, which may enable recovery of data which has been deleted either intentionally or by accident.

Computers and mobile phones retain significantly more data than is visible to a normal user – what data could be recovered that may help with your case? Recovery of computer and mobile phone data could assist greatly and our experience in data recovery and in house technical analysis enable us to review significantly more data than would be available to a traditional accountant.


Working with Insolvency Practitioners, Lawyers, Professionals and Families

At Elysium, we have built strong relationships over the years with a number of insolvency practitioners, lawyers and professionals. By building positive and proactive relationships, we have been able to utilise our collective strengths for mutual benefit as well as reinforcing long term, high quality relationships with our clients.