Most organisations will face the challenge of how to deal with a dispute, fraud or cyber-attack.

In times of uncertainty, increasing complexity and internationalisation of business, our forensic professionals have targeted solutions to solve difficult challenges. Our clients benefit from seamless integration of the following services:

 

Why Grant Thornton?

We have a different way of doing business by delivering real insight through a combination of technical rigour, commercial experience and intuitive judgment. We take pride in delivering responsive and tailored solutions to all our clients, capitalising on the wealth of experience housed within our Belfast and wider Forensics team. With a high level of Partner involvement we are confident that your business will get an innovative service. 

We have six experts in the Irish team who have testified in Court. Paul has acted as expert in over 500 cases in many jurisdictions (Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Channel Islands) and is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, mediation, arbitration and conciliation.

All-island presence

Grant Thornton has an all-island presence with a dedicated forensics team in Belfast and Dublin, comprising of over 25 professionals. This gives our clients peace of mind that we are always close by to resolve any issues which may emerge.

Global network

Internationally, there are over 40 Grant Thornton Forensic and Investigation Services teams providing global coverage with a local experience and insight. Paul Jacobs, Forensic Partner in Belfast, is also Global Leader of Forensic & Investigation Services in Grant Thornton International which provides immediate access into our global network of forensic professionals where the dispute or investigation has multi-jurisdictional elements. 

Expertise

We have extensive, but not exclusive, knowledge of the following industries:

  • financial services;
  • manufacturing and distribution;
  • transport;
  • technology;
  • public sector;
  • agriculture; and
  • commodity trading.

 

Our Forensic and Investigation Services Solutions

Asset tracing

Grant Thornton's team of Forensic Accountants have worked with banks and other creditors to identify assets that may have been sold, transferred, undervalued or undisclosed to the bank by a borrower in an attempt to defeat any potential claim against same.

Digital Forensics

The state-of-the-art Grant Thornton Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Laboratory provides our clients with the confidence that their data is not only secured in a controlled environment but that the best people, methods and tools are at the forefront of delivering results.

Expert Witness

The Forensic and Investigation Team leverage from past experiences to provide clients with professional support at all stages of a dispute. We specialise in providing expert witness on economic losses and in cases of dispute where advisory services are required.

Forensic Data Analytics

Our service offering provides customised forensic analytical solutions that are developed to meet client challenges. The Forensic Data Analytics team leverages their analytics and accounting expertise along with industry experience to deliver a customised offering to our clients.

Forensic eDiscovery

Grant Thornton’s eDiscovery services utilises technology and infrastructure wholly owned by Grant Thornton. Not only can our clients have complete confidence that there data is 100% secure and beyond the reach of external parties, Grant Thornton can also provide bespoke services.

Fraud and Regulatory Investigations

We integrate digital forensics, eDiscovery and data analysis techniques into the methodologies of all investigations carried out. In addition to this, the Forensic and Investigation team work jointly with the Grant Thornton Cybersecurity team to provide clients with a full spectrum of services. We provide a wide range of services from a cyber-crisis situation to implementation of remedial solutions.

Fraud Risk Assessment

Our team of Forensic Accountants provide a comprehensive Fraud Risk Assessment offering to clients. We incorporate the latest forensic technology and data analytics tools on all engagements. We leverage off past experiences of frauds to provide clients with a detailed assessment that adds value to their business.

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