Free seminars available

Inquesta offers a number of seminars (see below), free of charge. Our seminars are carried out in-house. If you would like us to do a seminar, please contact us.

Basic accounting for lawyers
An introduction to fraud prevention & detection
An introduction to pre-pack administrations
Debt management v IVA v Bankruptcy
Solvent winding up
Completion Accounts disputes

 

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What is a Forensic Accountant?

What is a forensic accountant?

I am often asked what I do, the answer to which of course is “I am a forensic accountant.”. The general  response to that is “oooh that sounds interesting…..” followed by “but what does that mean?”

The simple answer is that a forensic accountant deals with any form of dispute which involves a financial loss.

A forensic accountant regularly works with solicitors and barristers either on civil or criminal matters.

Civil matters tend to involve some sort of financial …

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HMRC – The Involuntary Creditor

HMRC – THE INVOLUNTARY CREDITOR

HMRC are the ultimate involuntary creditor. By trading in the UK a business or individual is liable to pay tax under UK legislation.

With effect from 6 April 2012, as part of their debt recovery toolkit, HMRC has received additional powers to request a security bond for PAYE/NIC payable.

The bond will usually cover 4 months of PAYE/NIC plus arrears (if any). This security is likely to be in place for 2 years.

Should a security bond be requested …

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Suspect a fraud?

SUSPECT A FRAUD? – CALL US NOW

If you or one of your clients suspects a fraud within your organisation, you should call us as soon as possible.

With current government austerity measures and a double dip recession, the existence of fraud has increased significantly over the past year and can be a major cause of business failure.

Historically, fraud losses could have been hidden by strong profits, however in the current economic climate every penny counts and we are seeing an increase …

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Inquesta News – May

To download May’s edition of Inquesta News, please click  Inquesta newsletter May 2012

DIRECTORS’ INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the second edition of Inquesta News.

The last 2 months have been extremely busy for us with a mixture of new instructions, business development and networking.

We are developing our newsletter on a regular basis to provide improved, relevant content. We appreciate your feedback and would like to know if there is anything you would specifically like to hear about.

In this edition we have a new ‘facts …

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Rob is running the Great Manchester Run

On 20 May 2012 Rob Miller will be running the Great Manchester 10k. In the process he is raising money for Katie & Friends. In January 2011 Katie (a 4 year old girl) was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Katie’s friends are raising money in case she needs cutting edge proton therapy which is not available in the UK. We all hope that she will not need that therapy or that it will be funded by the NHS in which …

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Withdrawal of Extra Statutory Concession ESC16

As you are no doubt aware the withdrawal of Extra Statutory Concession ESC16 took place on 1 March 2012.

Historically you would have required prior consent of HM Revenue & Customs in order to distribute the remaining funds to be treated as a capital receipt.

Any capital distribution in excess of £25,000 will require a formal winding up which can only be done by a licensed insolvency practitioner.

See worked example of the cost saving by doing a solvent liquidation

Please contact us to …

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Impact of budget cuts on confiscation proceedings

It’s been well publicised that the Government plans to cut £350m from the Legal Aid budget by 2015, the impact of which will be far reaching.

When a person has been convicted of a crime where they have gained a pecuniary advantage, the Crown is likely to proceed to confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

The intention is to deprive defendants of the benefit gained and to return this benefit to public funds.

The court must decide whether the defendant …

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Modern Warfare: The fight against financial crime

In an increasingly fragile economic environment, and due to a recent upsurge in reported fraud, corporate and personal reputations are potentially at stake more than ever before.

As the impact of fraud and accounting irregularities to a company can now run into millions, it is increasingly important to react quickly and appropriately in order to limit the impact, both financial and reputational, safeguard assets and improve the stakeholders’ chances of recovering their assets.

At Inquesta we offer a Director led independent investigation …

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