Founder – Vero Consulting
In 2016 Charles founded Vero Consulting with a trusted team of colleagues. The new firm’s aim was to provide a personal, flexible and innovative approach to our forensic accounting service. We are committed to working closely with clients and their lawyers in order to present their case to the highest professional standards in accordance with the relevant jurisdictional requirements, efficiently and cost-effectively. We understand that clients need to return their attention to managing and growing their business, so we focus on quickly reaching an optimal commercial resolution without unnecessary fuss.
A trusted, respected expert advisor and expert witness in all financial disputes, valuations and investigations, Charles Lazarevic B.Sc., M.B.A., F.C.A., M.A.E, has acted in over 700 cases with a balanced portfolio of claimant and defendant instructions.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and accredited by the Institute to act as a forensic accountant. He is also accredited by the Academy of Experts. In September 2016 Charles was appointed President of the Board of the world-leading Harvard Business School Club in London.
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.
Former CEO, Borders UK Bookstores
Areas of expertise
Charles’ cases have included:
|• professional negligence||• fraud|
|• partnership disputes||• financial solvency reports|
|• corporate governance||• matrimonial disputes|
|• business valuations||• personal injury|
|• loss of profits||• expert determination|
|• compensation||• money laundering|
|• director’s disqualification||• proceeds of crime|
A leading expert
Commercial agent compensation claims
Charles is a recognised authority with reported cases on the compensation due under The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 arising on the termination of these agreements.
Calculating compensation in compulsory purchase claims
Quantifying compensation payable to businesses affected by compulsory purchase of businesses and related disturbance claims is complex and Charles is one of only a few forensic accountants who can help. The team at Vero Consulting has acted for many claimants and acquiring authorities and has been instructed on claims arising from major infrastructure projects such as the Olympics, Crossrail and Thameslink, as well as numerous town centre and regeneration schemes around the country.
Other notable cases
Prest v Prest  EWHC 2956 (Fam)
The landmark matrimonial case, where the Supreme Court subsequently provided guidance on piercing the corporate veil: Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd  UKSC 34.
J Toomey Motors Ltd & Anor v Chevrolet UK Limited  EWHC 276
Charles was appointed by General Motors and gave evidence in court.
$700 million Solitaire arbitration
Charles has acted in many shipping disputes.
Expert Witness Award | 2019 Award Winner
In June 2019 Charles won Lawyer Monthly’s Expert Witness Awards in two categories: Chartered Accountancy and Fraud Accountancy. These Awards recognise the success that he and he and his team have achieved in these areas of expert evidence since he established this specialist forensic firm in 2016.
Commenting on the Awards, he said:
Every case we take on requires a tailored approach to deal with its own uniqueness. I am pleased that these Awards recognise the passion that my team and I apply in resolving each case. We present often complex financial issues in a clear, authoritative and comprehensive way that assists the parties, courts, tribunals and arbitrators to reach a resolution.
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