Bartfields Forensic Accountants Ltd

About David Winch

David Winch - Forensic Accountant

David Winch B.Com., F.C.A. has been for more than ten years a Director of Accounting Evidence Ltd, litigation support and forensic accountants, an experienced expert witness, a contributor to AccountingWeb and various professional journals, including the Solicitors Journal and the New Law Journal and a nationally recognised authority on proceeds of crime and money laundering. David has contributed to both The Accountancy Channel and The Law Channel on issues related to money laundering and has also appeared on BBC television.

A sought after conference and course speaker, David imparts a refreshing sense of humour and relevance to his material. He has that rare combination of technical excellence - in fact a passion for the subject matter - and practical experience, that offers the listener entertaining and informed commentary.

David is also a director of MLRO Support Ltd, a company which offers guidance to money laundering reporting officers in accountancy and legal practices, and joint author (with Janet Bazley, Barrister of Lincoln's Inn) of 'Money Laundering for Lawyers: the new requirements and their practical implications' published by Butterworths (2004).

Before David incorporated Accounting Evidence Ltd, he was a Partner and the Head of Forensic Services for a Manchester based firm of Chartered Accountants. Prior to that David had many years' experience with accountancy practices of all sizes, ranging from Price Waterhouse & Co (with whom he qualified) to sole practitioners in general practice.

David's particular strength is in criminal litigation, acting as the key expert, at different times, for both prosecution and defence teams in relation to criminal investigations, including allegations under the Theft Act, Fraud Act, Social Security Administration Act, Proceeds of Crime Acts, Companies Acts and Insolvency Act as well as tax evasion and tax credit fraud, evasion of duty, drug trafficking, money laundering, conspiracy and common law offences; related proceeds of crime, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings; and company director disqualification proceedings.

In addition to producing numerous expert witness reports David has given oral evidence as an expert witness in the Crown Court, the High Court and First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber).

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