Industry News & Insight

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Technical forensic accounting advice and assistance

June 10, 2020

“I am very pleased to recommend  Nicholas Parton, head of forensic accounting at Opus to anyone who is looking for an excellent forensic accountant. I am a practicing litigation solicitor for over 30 years. I have instructed Nicholas for a number of years. His expertise has produced what I required every time. Nicholas provides me with  technical advice and assistance in a timely and cost effective way. He places great emphasis on wanting to understand the client, their needs and expectations, as well as mine as instructing solicitor. His approachable manner makes him my “go to “ forensic accountant.”

Shareholder dispute requires independent valuation

June 10, 2020

“My client was involved in a shareholder dispute in the online ticketing industry and needed a valuation prepared in order to inform its settlement decisions ahead of a without prejudice meeting, and to provide us with ammunition to use during negotiations. Nicholas responded quickly to the brief and let us have a number of options as to how to approach the valuation. As a result of that we asked Nicholas to prepare two valuations at different points in time in order to effectively demonstrate both (1) the losses that our client had suffered as a result of the counterparty’s conduct; and (2) the current valuation of the company. Nicholas prepared the report on time and on budget. He clearly explained the basis of his valuations so that we were able to put across persuasive points during the negotiations, and he was on hand to assist us when new facts arose during the negotiations. The matter successfully settled some time after the initial without prejudice meeting, and I would not hesitate to use him again in the future”