Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services

Watts Gregory LLP has an established forensic accounting, litigation support and expert witness service which is headed by Chris Hatcher who has over 20 years experience of such work. Chris is a member of the Expert Witness Institute and the Academy of Experts, and is also a member of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) Forensic and Valuations Specialist Groups and an Accredited Expert Witness. Not only does Chris have extensive experience of preparing expert reports, but has many single joint expert (SJE) appointments to his name. He has provided and given evidence in Court many times in respect of civil, family and criminal matters.  He heads a small dedicated team who have a number of years of forensic experience behind them, which can be supplemented with corporate finance, tax and other specialists whenever required.

The firm is a member of NIFA (the national Network of Independent Forensic Accountants) the membership of which includes independent practices in the UK and Ireland, who specialise in forensic accounting and are able to provide a cost effective alternative to the major accountancy practices who previously dominated such work. The firm which is based in Cardiff, is the member of NIFA covering South Wales.

NIFA sets comprehensive quality standards which are monitored by regular independent reviews of files and reports issued. Such reviews not only monitor the quality of reports which have been prepared, but also ensure compliance with the Civil, Family and Criminal Procedure Rules, as appropriate.

Watts Gregory are prepared to provide cost estimates in advance of any work being undertaken and to review case papers on a no obligation basis.

Our services include:

  • Theft & Fraud Investigations
  • Confiscation Orders
  • Personal Injury & Other Loss Claims
  • Matrimonial Disputes & Settlements
  • Share & Business Valuations
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Negligence Actions
  • Financial Services Mis-Selling Actions

For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact Chris Hatcher on 029 2054 6600 or by email to