Mr Jose Fernandes

Chartered Accountant

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness

Specialist Registers

  • ICAEW Expert Scheme


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Leeds LLB (Hons) (2000)
  • Fellow, ICAEW FCA (2015)
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ACIArb (2015)

Expert Witness Snapshot

José is a fellow of the ICAEW, a member of the Academy of Experts and an ICAEW-Accredited forensic accountant. He has significant forensic accounting experience in assignments determining the quantum of loss and investigating financial irregularities. José has prepared a number of expert reports and joint statements for use in mediation and court proceedings.

Jose also provides assistance to clients, lawyers and litigation funders with early case assessments by considering the merits of a case, its quantum and the extent of assets to aid enforcement of any subsequent judgment.

José specialises in the following areas

  • Fraud and regulatory investigations;

  • Commercial disputes

  • Criminal defence

  • Matrimonial investigations and valuations; and

  • Valuations for litigation purposes.

Recent cases include:

  • Instructed as an expert to prepare a quantification of the losses suffered as a result of the actions of the Impaired Assets Division of HBOS plc;

  • Engaged to advise clients on the extent of consequential losses suffered as a result of the mis-sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products;

  • Assisted in the response to the first Unexplained Wealth Order to be issued by the National Crime Agency by reviewing the available documentation;

  • Assisted in confiscation proceedings by performing a critical analysis of the amount of the benefit and the available amount;

  • Assisted clients subject to allegations of bribery and corruption and those in receipt of extradition requests by identifying the source and destination of monies and opining on the rationale of cash flows;

  • Engaged to prepare robust and reliable valuations on a number of companies for a variety of purposes (commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, etc); and

  • Instructed as expert to act on a number of matrimonial disputes to work alongside financial investigators to quantify the extent of non-disclosure of assets with a view to re-opening historic financial settlements.

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