Expert Witness Reports

Experience and reputation are essential in the context of litigation

We provide expert valuation evidence and forensic accounting services in relation to matters such as:

  • Tax disputes
  • Stamp duty disputes
  • Regulatory disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Economic loss
  • Family law
  • Compulsory acquisitions

LEA’s Directors are regularly appointed by a wide range of law firms as well as Federal and State Government agencies such as the ATO, ASIC and various State Revenue Offices.

LEA is also retained as a consulting expert in many matters for the purpose of assisting legal teams formulate and frame the financial related aspects of their case.

Why appoint LEA?

  • Widely acknowledged as the leading technical valuation expert in Australia
  • Unique blend of professional qualifications (PhD) and experience (financial, accounting, actuarial, investment banking, private equity, industry)
  • Extensive litigation experience having provided expert evidence in numerous court cases in almost every legal jurisdiction in Australia
  • Clear, yet sufficiently detailed report structures (developed over time to meet the exacting demands of the Courts’ expert witness guidelines – Makita (Australia) v Sprowles [2001] NSWCA 305 etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the litigation (including Court Room) process

Selected examples of experience:

Federal Court of Australia: Independent assessment and critique of the originally proposed demerger and impact thereof on CSR’s creditors, including its asbestos claimants

Supreme Court (NSW): Shareholder dispute requiring an independent assessment of the value of a minority equity interest in jointly owned coal tenements

Federal Court of Australia: Quantification of expenditure incurred and economic loss suffered as a result of reliance upon (said) representations made in respect of ongoing access to the Acacia Ridge terminal

Supreme Court (Victoria): Independent assessment of the market value of the power generation assets and electricity contracts for stamp duty purposes

Land & Environment (NSW): Collaborative DCF assessment of the detrimental value impact on a landfill business caused by a land resumption

State Administrative Tribunal (WA): Assessment of the market value of the mining lease, refinery and intangible assets of an integrated bauxite mine and alumina refinery for stamp duty purposes

Arbitration: Independent assessment of the fair and reasonable charge for access to the Abbot Point coal terminal