David Dearman is a "top-class" practitioner and forensic accountant with superb international experience in fraud and asset recovery.
Based in London, David is co-head of Mazars’ forensic and investigation services practice globally. David has considerable experience of preparing expert reports and advising instructing solicitors and counsel in complex accounting disputes including evaluation of damages; completion accounts and breach of warranty disputes; contentious valuations; quantification of loss arising in contractual and product liability disputes; fraud, asset tracing, money laundering and other financial investigations; professional negligence actions; and loss of profits claims.
David is an experienced accounting expert having given oral evidence under cross-examination on numerous occasions in the High Court, the Criminal Courts and the Competition Appeals Tribunal in the UK and at bilateral investment treaty and other international arbitration tribunal hearings. David has acted as expert in ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICDR, AAA and ICC proceedings, preparing expert reports and giving oral evidence at Arbitral Hearings in the UK, Paris, The Hague, the USA and Ireland. David has also been deposed in US proceedings. He is instructed by clients across the globe.
David also investigates fraud, financial misconduct, bribery, corruption and financial misstatement. He has frequently lectured on fraud and wrote Fraud: The changing Landscape, (CCH, 2007) and the chapter “The Forensic Accountant” in Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (LexisNexis, 2012). David has also appeared on Sky News and the BBC commenting on fraud issues.
David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and between 2007 and 2017 sat on the committee of the forensic and expert witness group of the ICAEW.