Our forensic accountants

The four leading members of Vero Consulting’s team are all highly experienced forensic accounting consultants. They first worked together at Moore Stephens’ (now part of BDO) London office for over 10 years before moving to the firm in 2016. They continue to work well together, as each individual bringing a different strength and contribution to each case.

By working flexibly in very small teams of highly experienced professionals (usually no more than 2-3) and using technology to manage our projects, they are able to apply all their skill and expertise to resolving clients’ issues while keeping fees low.

While most assignments are conducted in English, Vero Consultants has forensic accountants fluent in 8 European languages. The firm is equipped to undertake assignments on most of the continent.

Charles Lazarevic B.Sc., M.B.A., F.C.A., M.A.E

Charles established Vero Consulting in 2016 after a career with leading firms of chartered accountants in London. In recent years most of his professional work has been devoted to providing expert witness and forensic accounting services to a wide range of clients in the UK and overseas.

Further details and testimonials from clients and partners with leading London firms of solicitors are available here.

Roger Lustig B.D., F.C.A., M.A.E

Roger qualified as a chartered accountant with a central London firm working on smaller clients before joining a major firm to work on the audit of large corporates. He was eventually recruited by a client and he spent many years with major corporates in the electrical and construction sectors.

In 1994 Roger joined a top-10 firm to grow their social housing sector, which included working on his first forensic accounting assignments.

In 2003, he took his practice and founded his own boutique firm, which grew and was acquired by Moore Stephens (now part of BDO) in 2011.

Roger has acted as an expert witness on commercial disputes, business valuations, loss of profits and fraud investigations. He has acted for prosecution and defence in privately and publicly funded cases. He has also acted as a single joint expert.

Roger has presented evidence in court and been cross examined on many cases on which he has worked.

James Wise B.Sc., A.C.A.

Obsessive about finding the truth in each case he takes on, James combines lateral thinking with a practical and commercial approach. While keeping it simple, clear and logical, James presents findings based on exploring the intricacies of each case – nothing is assumed.

James qualified with a Big-4 firm and spent many years auditing major corporates with that firm before specialising in forensic accounting. He has focussed on this specialism for over 25 years. In this time he has worked on quantum and causation forensic cases, across multiple sectors, in the High Court in the UK and in international arbitrations held in continental Europe. James focusses on compensation claims and contentious business valuations. He has been involved in a wide range of expert witness and advisory work including:

• acquisition disputes• claims against former directors in insolvencies
• loss of profit claims• expert determinations
• contract breaches• insurance claims
• valuations• delays and defects claims
• professional negligence• joint venture disputes
• investor compensation

Mihaela Acorda M.Sc.

Mihaela completed her master’s degree in forensic accounting from the University of Portsmouth in 2012 and worked for various boutique firms before joining Charles at Moore Stephens in 2014.

Mihaela has 8 years’ forensic investigations experience dealing with commercial disputes, Interest Rate Hedging Product (IRHP) disputes, professional negligence cases, insurance disputes, Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs), fraud investigations, tax investigations and high net-worth divorce proceedings.

She has worked on forensic data tracking, data analytics, valuations and report drafting for party-appointed and single joint expert reports.

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