Quantification of business losses
Vero Consulting provides expert and authoritative analysis and opinion on the financial, economic, accounting, fiscal and monetary aspects of disputes and investigations.
Quantification of business losses
Compensation on termination
Separation, divorce or maintenance
Shareholder and other disputes
Financial investigations and regulatory services
Post-deal price and other adjustments
Business losses for claimants or insurers
Preparing or defending claims against professionals
Charles's reports are carefully prepared and supported by thorough research. I would not hesitate in recommending him for big money and complex matrimonial cases.
I first came across Charles in a case where he had been appointed by the acquiring authority and I was advising the claimant. I found Charles to be extremely knowledgeable and a tough negotiator. His confident and professional delivery convinced me that I would much rather have him on my team in future. He never fails to deliver results!
Your service is always impeccable!
Charles is a pleasure to work with and his expertise in this field was clear to all involved in the case.
I found him to be very knowledgeable about how compensation should be quantified and was very supportive throughout the negotiations and in reaching settlement. His quiet confident manner assured me that I was in safe hands throughout!
It has been a pleasure to get to know you and I have enjoyed our various meetings. The insights and advice that you were able to provide me with during my divorce negotiations were invaluable. Should any of my friends be unfortunate enough to go through a similar situation, I would not hesitate to recommend you.
We found Charles's knowledge and understanding of the area to be highly professional and extremely competent, we were able to completely trust the advice he presented to us. His ability to provide “real world” experience in the matter was invaluable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Vero Consulting in any agency valuation matter.
I have not the words to adequately express my sincere gratitude. You have been exceptional and I recommend you unreservedly.
Charles has an astute legal mind which is firmly anchored in reality, enabling him to advise his clients on the best and most viable course of action. He is alert to the wider implications, and able to identify unforeseen opportunities. He makes and explains his case lucidly, and is a pleasure to work alongside.
I have prepared a checklist for lawyers to consider when instructing experts to give concurrent expert evidence (commonly called “hot tubbing”) in court or at an arbitration. This guidance is based on my experience of giving concurrent expert evidence in arbitrations and in court.
• Always remember – the expert witness’s overriding duty is to assist the court/tribunal with their expertise.
• Draft the expert report in the knowledge that the judge/arbitrator may invite the expert with the apparently superior knowledge or more controversial position to take the lead in presenting the expert evidence.
I am pleased to announce my appointment to the Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”), the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management.
This appointment builds on my long involvement in dispute resolution as an expert witness, as well as recognising my expertise in corporate governance, auditing and financial reporting.
Further details of my experience may be found by clicking here.
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10 January 2020
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In December Charles was Awarded Fraud Accountancy Expert Witness of the Year 2019 by KMH Media, publishers of M&A Today. This annual Award aims to provides their readership with an understanding of those individuals that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation.
Each individual recognised must receive no less than 21% in votes from the global readership, currently in excess of 293,000 in 163 countries.
After the voting process, which follows a very strict format of self-submission and third-party nomination, firms are shortlisted and selected as winners as follows:
Last week I was privileged to be invited to join Professor Karen G. Mills for a dinner with several professors from Imperial College Business School, London and a number of London-based entrepreneurs working on applying big data to support better lending and investment decisions to SMEs using new types of AI and algorithms. The discussion shows the astonishing range of non-financial data that can be captured about a business.
With over 50% of jobs in the UK and US and many other industrialised countries in SMEs, these innovative new data streams, particularly non-financial measures, have the power to illuminate the opaque nature of small business finances, providing more transparency and thus confidence to lenders.
Professor Mills believes the difficulties small business has had in obtaining credit can be addressed by attracting new financiers using AI to improve lending decisions and at lower cost. This should invigorate SMEs as an important source of innovation and employment in our economies.
This rich source of data will also provide investigators with a much wider pool of data for due diligence, verification and court purposes, areas where my firm is particularly active.
Professor Mills served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet and as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013. She is now a Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and a member of the Entrepreneurship Faculty.
She included this inscription in a copy of her latest book on this topic: Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream.
19 November 2019