Having celebrated the company’s 40th anniversary last year, WILDER COE
LLP is a multi-faceted practice which has achieved an excellent
reputation over the years for the provision of a wide range of
professional business services including acting as an Expert Witness in
both commercial and criminal cases.
Based in the West End of London, the practice is run by 14 dedicated partners including Norman Cowan, who specialisesin Insolvency and Forensic Accountancy and Bee-Lean Chew, whose area of expertise lies in the corporate arena, where she has many years experience in audit, financial reporting, taxation, as well as in forensic accounting and valuation assignments. As you would expect from such a quality-conscious organisation, both partners are members of The Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA).
Norman’s credentials speak for themselves. A Member of the Expert Witness Institute, Norman has also attained accreditation as a Cardiff University Expert Witness, as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, a Member of the Turnaround Management Association, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
Norman’s experience covering a broad range of forensic accounting issues, has been a key factor in the number of instructions he receives to act as an Independent Forensic Accountant either to prepare confidential reports to instructing parties, or to act as a Single or Joint Expert Witness.
Norman has given oral evidence in the High Court, Land and Tax Tribunals, as well as in the Crown Court.
As a leading Expert Witness Norman not only receives instructions from Solicitors but from the HMRC - for which he concluded a landmark case; a Greater London Borough and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
Norman has been involved in the following range of cases:
Commercial Proceedings - Covering Business Valuations; Commercial Disputes; Loss of Profits and Claims for Business Interruption.
Insolvency - Insolvency Offences; Negligence of Insolvency Practitioners; Investigations and Fraudulent Trading.
Criminal Proceedings - Confiscation Orders; Fraud; Misfeasance and Bankruptcy Offences.
Divorce proceedings for which he can provide accurate Business Valuations and Income Assessments.
For Personal Accident and Fatal Accident claims he can provide support with assessing Loss of Earnings.
Currently Joint Chairman of the Integra International Insolvency Unit, Norman has given lectures on Business Restructuring and Insolvency at Integra International’s overseas conferences, as well as having written an array of articles and presented numerous lectures to leading Solicitors and Lawyers on Instructing an Expert Witness. Norman added: “Our membership of Integra International enables us to connect our clients with accountants around the world, all of whom share our ethos to provide the high level of quality service our clients deserve.”
As head of the company’s specialist Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support Department Norman explained what sets Wilder Coe aside from its’ competitors:
“At Wilder Coe we take pride in maintaining traditional values such as integrity and reliability as part of the client-orientated service we provide.”
When called upon to work as an Expert Witness, Norman is able to draw on the skill and expertise of fellow partner Bee Lean Chew, who trained with Wilder Coe and became a partner in 2005.
She has advised clients at all levels, including multi national groups, on the design and implementation of financial management systems and is particularly adept at complex I.T. structures and internal controls. She has acted as principal in due diligence, forensic accounting and valuation assignments.
As well as being a Chartered Accountant Bee has a degree in Law from Kent University and a Masters Degree in Finance from Strathclyde University, and is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant.
In addition to her responsibilities with Wilder Coe, Bee is a Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants, a provider of CPD training to solicitors and fellow business professionals, an associate member of the Society of Share and Business Valuers and a member of the ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty’s Practitioner Services Committee:
A sign of the esteem in which Wilder Coe is held is further highlighted by the fact that Norman is frequently asked to review reports written by other Expert Witnesses.
The last word goes to Norman: “Our forensic accounting team has worked with the legal profession on a wide range of businesses and industries providing a thorough Investigation and a clear and concise presentation of facts. Our role being to determine precisely the matters at issue and quantify the financial redress and give oral evidence in Court.”
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WILDER COE LLP
233 - 237 Old Marylebone Road,
London, NW1 5QT
Tel:020 7724 2345
Fax:020 7724 6070
DX: 38756 Paddington