We put our forensic spotlight on the Commercial Law Services sector investigating what drives demand in this sector and how it is currently performing.
Articles covering topics such as creative accounting, fraud, the Australian legal system, expert evidence and more.
We put our forensic spotlight on the Personal Legal, Family Law and Industrial Relations sector investigating what drives demand in this sector and how it is currently performing.
We break down the characteristics that make up the Australian Legal System which provides the context and framework for AVG Forensic
We discuss creative accounting, sloppy accounting and fraudulent accounting in the context of financial reporting for a company (or group of entities) operating a business
There is no one determinative factor which determines whether a business is a financially viable and whether a company is insolvent. This article addresses all the factors which need to be considered.
Why rules of thumb don’t cut it!
In providing a valuation opinion, whether it relates to the value of a business, intellectual property right, intangible or tangible asset, there are three broad valuation approaches which can be adopted being:
Attacking the messenger and the message!
The practice of preparing valuation reports is well established in Australia. Despite the prevalence of numbers and calculations in a valuation report, valuation practitioners come from a variety of different backgrounds, which are not limited to those with an accounting and/or finance background. This has led to a haphazard and ad-hoc approach to setting quality standards across the body of valuation work in Australia.
How does a Forensic Accountant with valuation expertise differ from a Business Valuer?
The field of forensic accounting, while niche, encompasses a broad range of skills sets. The ‘forensic’ part of the job relates to court work, therefore we are providing accounting expertise for potential use in a court.
The relative merits of pursuing an Account of Profits or Damages
Registering a patent in respect of a product is designed to provide some competitive advantage to the innovator to deter a competitor entering the market and selling a ‘copycat’ product. However, a registered patent does not guarantee competitive advantage as the following scenarios may arise.
Directors’ breach of ASX listing rules on continuous disclosure
The obligations on directors to keep the market fully and accurately informed on a timely basis, directors attempting to positively influence the company’s listed price, the courts acceptance of litigation funding, and increasing vigilance by shareholders and plaintiff law firms in respect of directors’ disclosures have all contributed to the rise of shareholder class actions in Australia.
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We deliver high quality expert advice and reports on forensic accounting and business valuation issues.
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