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Independent Forensic Reporting

We provide expert accountancy and valuation services on a range of commercial matters and intellectual property disputes.

Our team of forensic accountants has accumulated decades of experience providing expert witness services, ranging from large and complex disputes (with quantum exceeding $100 million) to small-quantum or single-issue matters.

What we do

We provide independent and objective testimony in forensic accounting, economic and competition analysis, financial and public policy services, data analytics and modelling.

Our multi-disciplinary team of dedicated forensic accountants specialises in providing high-quality, timely investigative services.

We assist companies and their legal counsel to investigate facts, assess risk, resolve disputes and manage regulatory challenges.

Our team is regularly called on to provide expert reports and oral testimony in senior courts in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.


Our forensic services include:

  • Examining accounting issues and forensic investigations
  • Valuations
  • Estimation of loss arising from intellectual property disputes
  • Expert determinations
  • Asset tracing
  • Damage assessments
  • Taxation disputes
  • Acting in class actions
  • Shadow expert advice
  • Litigation support, including assistance in the drafting of pleadings.
Intellectual property

Sapere Forensic has extensive experience in the estimation of loss arising from intellectual property disputes, including:

  • Enquiries as to damages
  • Accounts of profit
  • Undertakings as to damages
  • Determination of reasonable royalty rates
  • Conducting royalty examinations.
Expert determinations

Across our significant experience in expert determinations, we have provided determinations as the independent expert in the financial services sector, the broadcasting sector, compulsory land acquisitions and insurance claims.

Accounting issues and investigations

Sapere Forensic is regularly instructed to investigate accounting records in the context of disputes or alleged irregularities. Our experience includes the provision of expert opinions as to whether:

  • Accounting records have been maintained in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001
  • Accounting is in accordance with GAAP and relevant accounting standards
  • Accounting is in accordance with sale and purchase agreements
  • Accounting is in accordance with other prescriptive requirements, such as Trust Deeds
  • Solvency issues.
Asset tracing

Sapere Forensic has provided independent expert reports and oral evidence on a number of large and complex asset tracing assignments.

Taxation disputes

Our services are regularly sought by solicitors acting for or against the Commissioner of Taxation. These disputes typically involve either technical accounting issues or the value of shares, businesses and/or intangible assets.

Sapere leads the way in providing clients with direct access to specialist experts with strong international connectivity.

Key contacts

Tony Samuel

Rebecca Conoulty

Martin Cairns

Sue Friend

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