Our Experts

Adam Stronach

Adam is a forensic accountant, registered auditor, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Academy of Experts and Expert Witness Institute.

He has been involved in forensic accounting, expert witness and litigation support work for more than 20 years, receiving instructions from solicitors on a wide range of matters.

He has given oral evidence in the High Court and in the family courts and has acted for claimants, defendants and as a single joint expert, preparing reports for court, meeting experts to prepare joint statements and assisting counsel where appropriate.

Adam’s outstanding knowledge and experience was recognised by Lawyer Monthly magazine in 2017 when he won the Expert Witness Award. Adam is also a former UK Forensic Expert of the Year.

Areas of expertise

  • Business valuation for commercial, fiscal and forensic purposes, including as an expert in commercial and matrimonial actions
  • Expert determination assignments, either acting as the expert to decide disputed matters or as an expert adviser assisting with the drafting of submissions as part of the determination process
  • Quantification of damages in loss of profits and other commercial cases
  • Quantification of loss of earnings in personal injury cases
  • Employment and professional negligence cases
  • Appointments as a Single Joint Expert
  • Appointments as Arbitrator under the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Attendance at mediations as expert adviser to clients
  • Tax investigation reports under HMRC’s Civil Investigation of Fraud Code of Practice 9 procedures
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Accountants disciplinary tribunals.

John Brace

John Brace is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He became involved in forensic accounting almost 30 year ago. This stemmed from undertaking expert witness assignments predominantly in matrimonial cases frequently requiring investigation into missing assets and undisclosed income.

John’s work widened to include accountants’ professional negligence, partnership and shareholder disputes and construction-related matters, the latter reflecting his 15 years’ experience in the construction industry.

John was a member of the Council of the Association of Chartered the Certified Accountants (ACCA) for nine years and served as President in its centenary year. He has contributed to the development of the accounting profession in the UK and Europe through membership of ACCA, FRC and FEE committees. He currently sits on the ACCA Global Forum for Audit and Assurance.

Areas of expertise

John has given evidence in County Court, the High Court in London, Magistrates Court, Crown Court, the Central Criminal Court and Tax Tribunals. He has also given evidence before the then Trade and Industry Committee.

Emma Tredgett

Emma qualified as a Chartered Accountant at a firm of chartered accountants based in the South East. After qualifying, she joined Deloitte’s Audit and Business Services Group and then transferred to its Forensic & Dispute Services Group, where she became a Senior Manager. During her time in the forensic group she gained experience in expert witness, sale and purchase agreement disputes, litigation support and investigations. Emma also gained experience in financial due diligence of NHS trusts whilst working at Monitor (Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts). She joined Harwood Hutton in 2012 as a Corporate and Forensic Services Executive.

Areas of expertise

Some of Emma’s most recent relevant experience includes preparing/presenting reports for both court and / or loss adjustors covering:

  • the loss suffered by a franchisee in a fast food chain;
  • the loss a furniture retailer following a fire at its premises and advising clients on the best way to present their case;
  • business valuations for a variety of different purposes, such as shareholder disputes and matrimonial actions; and
  • a loss of profits (including drafting a joint statement) concerning an agricultural business’ dispute with its bank over the bank’s failure to renew its lending facilities and the alleged consequential losses to the business

Amandeep Dhillon

Amandeep is a specialist in preparing forensic reports. She joined Mazars LLP in 2013 and specialised in Corporation Tax with a focus on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. In 2016, she left Mazars LLP to join Harwood Hutton where she has since worked in the Corporate Finance and Forensics Services team.

Areas of expertise

  • Due diligence reports for clients in varying sectors
  • Corporate finance advisory and transactional work
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients on technical issues
  • Corporation tax compliance and advisory work.