Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support

Lambert Chapman Forensic is a specialist division of Lambert Chapman LLP, providing expert witness, litigation support and forensic accountancy services to businesses across the UK, and to Solicitors acting for parties in family or commercial disputes.

From our offices in Braintree, Maldon and London, we continue to offer a local alternative to the regional and national firms.

How can we help? Contact us today for a free, no-obligation meeting with a local advisor.


Our team is led by Partner Paul Short, a forensic accountant who is committed to providing a professional, cost effective service. Paul has many years’ experience in providing Forensic Accounting and Expert Witness services, and has acted on a wide range of forensic assignments.

With offices in Braintree and Maldon in Essex, and in London, we are able to work with our forensic clients both locally and nationally across the UK.

Typical assignments undertaken by Lambert Chapman Forensic include:

  • Business Valuations
  • Minority Protection
  • Loss of Profit
  • Fraud Investigations


Lambert Chapman Forensic provide a wide range of Expert Witness and Forensic Accountancy services throughout the UK including:

  • Preliminary Reviews
  • Appointment as a Single or Joint Expert
  • Preparing Expert Reports
  • Conferences with Counsel
  • Meetings between Accountants
  • Assisting and Liaising with Legal Advisers
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Provision of Evidence in Court

We pride ourselves on producing reports which are written in plain English and are easily understood. We will specifically address complex issues to ensure the instructing parties are fully briefed on the key points.

At Lambert Chapman Forensic, we are committed to working closely with legal advisers to enable times scales and agenda to be met.

We can be appointed as a single or joint expert witness, or to support and advise within a team of professionals.

We are also happy to provide an accountant’s perspective on an anonymous basis to assist our legal colleagues in progressing a case.

We can tailor our forensic accountancy service to meet our client’s requirements. This allows a cost-effective forensic accountancy service to be provided.

We would welcome the opportunity to quote for engagements and are able to provide fixed fees for the work to be undertaken. Our forensic accounting services can be provided from Essex and London, to businesses across the UK.


Our forensic team have acted on a wide range of assignments over the years, and we offer a wealth of forensic expertise to our clients, including:

  • Sector specialism in Agricultural cases
  • Matrimonial and Family
  • Personal Injury
  • Oppression of Minority Shareholders
  • Compensation for Loss of Office
  • Share and Business Valuations
  • Business Interruption and Loss of Profits
  • Fraud
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Fraudulent and Wrongful Trading
  • Expert Witness Service
  • Litigation Support

Whatever your requirements, contact us today for a no-obligation discussion with a member of the team.

“In a particularly complex case in which we appointed Mr Paul Short to act as a support/background expert, Mr Short’s expertise was clear from the start as he got to grips very quickly with complex issues. As is often the case with litigation, there was a constant flow of information and documentation and Mr Short was able to keep on top of all of this. He met all deadlines without fail and was happily available whenever needed to discuss and advise on the case. His written work struck a fine balance between the detail necessary and the conciseness required for the court process. His work with us, both written and verbal, demonstrated that he understood the court process in detail. In this particular case, Mr Short was not appointed as a single joint expert and there was no opportunity for him to provide oral evidence, but the work he undertook was of such a high standard that we would not hesitate to put him forward as a single joint expert in future cases."

Ms V. Mayhew, Solicitor, Prettys Solicitors (offices in Chelmsford and Ipswich).

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