The “very impressive” Vikki Wall has more than two decades’ experience as a forensic accountant expert witness. She excels in quantum, lost profits claims and valuations.
Vikki Wall is a partner at Haberman Ilett, part of Blackrock Expert Services Group, with over 20 years’ experience as a forensic accountant, focusing on work as an expert witness. She has been the testifying expert in cases before the UK courts and international arbitration tribunals on a variety of accounting and financial issues.
Vikki primarily focuses on arbitration, where she specialises in evaluating quantum, including company valuations, loss of profits and wasted costs claims, in commercial and contractual disputes, investment treaty disputes, and transaction-related disputes. Vikki has worked on behalf of both investor and state, under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules in investor-state arbitrations.
Vikki’s work has covered matters such as losses relating to contractor actions in the construction industry, alleged revocation of a mining licence, UNESCO listing effect on the investment value in resorts, foreign currency indexed bank loans, violations of environmental obligations damaging the value of a tourist attraction and performing financial assessments of companies including IT, property investment and shipbuilding companies. In addition, she has assisted governments in cases involving the wasted costs and review of profitability of IT and large-scale infrastructure projects. She has also advised clients in the finance, energy, construction, telecommunications, travel, leisure, property and retail sectors.
Vikki has a first-class degree in European mathematics from Leeds and Paris VII universities. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1997, subsequently specialising in forensic accountancy in a Big Four firm. Vikki is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and chair of the forensic and expert witness community panel of the ICAEW.