Fairlead Forensic Accounting has a wealth of experience of all aspects of acquisition disputes, including financial investigation, the preparation of completion and earn-out accounts, expert determination, accounting warranty claims and actions for misrepresentation.  Our experts are fully conversant with the contractual mechanisms and wording of share and business purchase agreements having been involved with the negotiation of hundreds of prospective transactions and with many of the largest expert determinations, court cases and arbitrations resulting from acquisitions in the past.


The sale and purchase of businesses and companies is a complex undertaking. After the deal closes, a multitude of issues can arise with the true-up of consideration, earn-out arrangements, warranty protection given and representations made. When disputes develop following the completion of a transaction it is essential that expert accountancy advice is obtained from practitioners with in-depth understanding of the contractual arrangements and real hands-on experience of the relevant procedures and how these interact with each other.

Our expert accountants have acted on numerous expert determinations either assisting parties to the dispute or acting as the independent expert accountant appointed under the terms of the agreement. As experts we have direct experience of running the determination process and have instructed legal counsel and other experts to assist with relevant issues. We are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the acceptance of expert appointments under the President's scheme.


We have experience of instructing experts in other disciplines, including legal practitioners, to support our work in expert determinations.


This in-depth experience ensures we provide our clients with effective and robust support throughout a post acquisition dispute.