There are many ways in which we can contribute to the successful resolution of a commercial dispute.

When a dispute first arises, it is easy to get locked in to the subjective details of the dispute and lose sight of the eventual destination, whether that be a negotiated resolution (and potentially a continuing commercial relationship) or a decision imposed by a tribunal.  At that early stage, we can provide an objective and independent early assessment of loss, so that you can plan your approach to the dispute more confidently.

Later on, whether or not formal proceedings are under way, we can support you on aspects of the negotiation process.  There is no clear-cut formula for the input that might be needed, and we are happy to be flexible in tailoring our work.  You might need, for example, a paper on loss which can be shown to the other party, or an objective explanation of the financial impact of certain transactions.  With our experience of negotiation and mediation strategy, we can support you through this process.

In the context of formal proceedings, whether they are in Court or before an international arbitration tribunal, we provide expert evidence in three broad areas:

  • The quantification of damages, whether as specific losses or through a business valuation
  • Financial issues that are relevant to liability and causation
  • Providing an objective interpretation and understanding of relevant financial and accounting matters

Our services are not limited to the parties involved in a dispute: we also accept appointments to tribunals, as arbitrator or as tribunal expert.  And we provide alternative dispute resolution services, as expert determiner or as mediator.

For examples of current and recent cases on which we have been instructed, please visit Cases.

Thank you so much for your consummate performance in the [hot] tub. I imagine [other expert] is still trying to get the soap out of his eyes.

Thank you for your analytical observations, keen business judgment and cooperation on so many levels.

I can’t thank [your team] enough for the excellent work they did on this case in very trying circumstances.
Lead QC

Many thanks for all your invaluable assistance, time and hard work over the past months.

This is a great result – thank you all for your hard work, and for [partner’s] excellent performance when giving evidence at the hearing.

I found it to be an easy process working with such friendly yet a very professional team. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

I should take the opportunity to express our thanks for all the hard work which you, [and the Haberman Ilett team] have put in over the past year or so.

Thanks to you for your professionalism and hard work…. I’m almost sorry this is coming to an end.
In house Counsel

I cannot recommend [partner] enough and only wish we had engaged his services earlier as our previous accounting support had taken us down the wrong route.
Group Finance Director

[Assistant director] and [partner] were an absolute pleasure to work with … we couldn’t have had a better team.
Senior associate

I would advise anyone facing [an unexpected warranty claim] to immediately employ Haberman Ilett and not to waste any time or money with mediocre and expensive advice from more generalist accountants.
Chief executive

Throughout our relationship with [partner] and his team we always felt that the advice we were getting was impeccably prepared, totally sound, well presented and pragmatic.
Group Finance Director

A cracking outcome on the compensatory side of things and your work was invaluable in ensuring that. Your expertise, commitment and responsiveness were greatly appreciated throughout.
Senior associate

You have been incredibly helpful and responsive and the report and further advice which you have prepared has been really first-rate.

[Partner’s] almost immediate but thorough assessment of our position was very clearly presented and absolutely compelling, which gave us the confidence to defend our position without compromise.
Group Finance Director

You have fulfilled your brief with dedication and enthusiasm. Should the opportunity arise, I have little doubt that you may well be called upon again to provide the Group with your expertise.
Ex head of legal

Conflict free expertise in accounting and financial matters