David Dearman Partner - Forensic & Investigation Services

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David has specialised in Forensic Services since 1995 and has considerable experience of preparing expert reports and advising instructing solicitors and Counsel in complex accounting disputes including completion accounts and breach of warranty disputes; contentious valuations; quantification of loss arising in contractual and product liability disputes; fraud, asset tracing, money laundering and other financial investigations; professional negligence actions; loss of profits claims and assessment of damages. 

David has given oral evidence in the High Court and the Criminal Courts in the UK, before the Competition Appeals Tribunal and at International Arbitration Tribunal hearings and has considerable experience of providing advice in High Court actions and at mediation. David’s experience includes a range of dispute resolution forums, including expert determination, mediation and arbitration.  David has acted as expert in UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, AAA and ICC proceedings, preparing expert reports and giving oral evidence at Arbitral Hearings in the UK, Paris, the Hague, the USA and Ireland. He has been instructed by clients in the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Russia, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Caribbean and Ireland as well as the UK.  David has also acted as single joint expert on numerous occasions and has acted as expert determiner in disputes settled by expert determination.

Between 2007 and 2017 David sat on the committee of the Forensic and Expert Witness Group of the ICAEW.

In Who’s Who Legal 2016 David is described as being “well organised thorough and logical” and a “go to forensic accountant”.

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