Sim Kapila is a niche practice which was established in 1994 and is known for its expertise in forensic accountancy. It is one of the longest-established forensic accountancy firms in Central London.

Rakesh Kapila and George Sim qualified with “top four” and “top ten” practices respectively and each has over 28 years’ forensic accountancy experience. Wideranging expertise in civil matters includes cases involving loss of profits, family law, personal injuries, business valuations, professional negligence and contractual disputes and that in criminal cases includes fraud, confiscation proceedings and money laundering. They have both given evidence in the High Court and the Crown Court on numerous occasions.

Mr Kapila and Mr Sim have been appointed as Single Joint Experts on numerous forensic accountancy assignments including commercial, family law, personal injury and other cases. They have also been instructed as advisors and experts in mediations. Sim Kapila has undertaken forensic accountancy work directly for solicitors, insurers, multinationals, the Crown Prosecution Service, financial services regulatory authorities, local authorities and other public sector bodies. The firm is included on forensic accountancy experts’ panels of various firms of solicitors, insurers and lawyers’ associations. Sim Kapila has an associated firm in the USA specialising in comparable areas of work.

Mr Kapila and Mr Sim have presented courses on forensic accountancy to solicitors (including Resolution). Mr Kapila’s published articles cover subjects including forensic accountancy, fraud detection, wrongful trading, matrimonial disputes, personal injury litigation and security for costs applications. Mr Sim’s published articles include loss of profits cases, valuations in litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraudulent trading and confiscation proceedings. Sim Kapila regularly distributes forensic accounting newsletters to its clients and contacts.

Mr Kapila and Mr Sim are both founding members of the Expert Witness Institute, members of the Academy of Experts and members of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. Sim Kapila has been checked by and listed in the Expert Witness Directory 2015.

Sim Kapila aims to provide the following benefits to its clients:

•  the highest possible levels of expertise and service;
•  work undertaken within tight time deadlines; and
•  the provision of independent views unhindered by conflicts of interest.

The firm is happy to give a preliminary view without obligation on relevant cases.