Forensic Services

We protect the value of your business, we work fast to reduce costs and protect organisational reputation. Using forensic technology, we get major projects back on track, uncover financial crime, manage crisis situations and resolve disputes.

Protect your business value. Emerge stronger.

A crisis can shake a business to the core. It could be a corruption scandal that spreads across an entire nation, a data breach that shakes customer confidence, a dispute with a business partner threatening to erode value, or widespread fraud that has recently been unearthed. Each client faces a different challenge and with the business landscape becoming more complex than ever before, we help you prepare, respond and emerge stronger in the face of a crisis.

Prepare - We assist our clients in taking action to prevent economic crime and disputes in the first place; saving your business from both financial and reputational damage.

Respond - Financial, legal and reputational impacts of crises create huge risk to brand, people and the bottom line. We respond rapidly and definitely to address these risks, preventing further damage.

Emerge stronger - A crises encourages businesses to really take a look at operations and processes. We work with our clients to not only recover from current crises, but also enhance their ability to bounce back from unplanned events.


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We help you with:

Dispute Resolution Strategies

Establish facts. Analyse the issues. Develop a dispute resolution approach. It sounds simple, but it can be time-consuming and costly to tackle this on your own.

You may need advice on litigation, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and regulatory matters – nothing is too big or too small.

No one business is the same, so when a dispute arises, we work with you and your legal counsel, drawing upon our sector expertise to develop an approach and provide objective expert advice.

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Forensic Technology Solutions

With big data comes big opportunities, but also, challenges. Vast amounts of information means that during a time of crises, businesses must respond swiftly and strategically; the cost of not knowing how to handle information and how to operate compliantly can damage reputation, waste time and leave businesses vulnerable to heavy sanctions.

We make your information work for you and assist in governance – it pays to be proactive.

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Financial Crime Solutions

Financial crime affects all types of businesses. Whether it is a global organisation, a SME or a partnership, none are immune to the rapid evolution of financial crime.

Financial crime spans areas such as cybersecurity, fraud, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and market abuse. The impact of failing to prevent and detect these areas extends beyond just monetary losses.

We work with you to respond to financial crime incidents, deal with past deficiencies and develop enhanced operating models to future-proof your business.  

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Forensic Investigations

Economic crime is on the rise, with 50% of people reported experiencing economic crime in the past 24 months (PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2018). The role of investigations is more integral than ever to businesses wanting to minimise and manage reputational, regulatory and financial risk.

Our trained investigators use forensic technology and corporate intelligence to reassure you with expertise and speed.

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Forensic Advisory

Plan for the unplanned and protect your business value. Taking action before a crisis erupts reduces the impact on your bottom line, people and operations.

We delve into the detail and review the application of governance and controls to identify risks, develop efficiencies, provide a clear understanding of your position or avoid future crises.

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Capital Project Success

Often, once a large-scale project has been won, it can be difficult to get it quite right and deliver on the promises agreed. The risk of not making it a success can be: lasting damage to your business and stakeholders, disrupting strategy and damaging reputations.

To help deliver tough projects we provide insight and expertise to put you back in control and recover before it is too late.

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Featured Insight

PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey finds that 49% of global organisations say they’ve experienced economic crime in the past two years. But, what about the other 51%? Have they avoided falling victim – or do they simply not know about it?

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We help you emerge stronger

It’s important to have a reliable, knowledgeable and capable team whether you’re preparing for or responding to a crisis.

Our Forensic team are focused on delivering quality in high pressure situations, and working with clients collaboratively to manage risk, save money and protect business value.

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Ian Elliott
Head of Forensics, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 1640

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