About Us - Rushtons Forensic Accountants & Expert Witnesses
In 2016 Rushtons was invited to join NIFA. This is a body of individual accountancy practices pooling their experience and knowledge across the UK and EIRE to ensure that lawyers, insurers, corporates, individuals and the police receive a high quality, consistent and cost effective service.
As well as our own dedicated team, we can draw on the expertise of the other Forensic Accounting Experts in NIFA, ensuring that our reports remain up to date and in line with the latest standards.
We have offices based in Preston and Blackpool, and serve the Lancashire area on behalf of NIFA.
Meet our team
The following individuals all have forensic accounting experience. They are supported by Rushtons Chartered Accountants’ team of over 30 staff, drawing on expertise in Audit, Accounts Preparation, Taxation, Payroll and Business Advisory services.
We feel that this breadth of expertise within Rushtons is of great importance when examining some of the diverse cases we are instructed on.
Caroline Bedford FCA MAE - Profile
Director of Forensic Accounting, Preston
Caroline is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Academy of Experts.
Caroline joined Rushtons Chartered Accountants in 2017. Prior to this she trained at PwC gaining both audit and forensic experience. She subsequently spent almost 18 years at a niche forensic accounting parctice.
Personal injury / fatal accident claims, professional negligence claims, business interruption / loss of profits calculations (including subrogation actions), fraud / fidelity claims, commercial disputes, valuation of shares / businesses, and mitigation reports for sentencing in Health & Safety Prosecutions.
Neil M Calvert FCA MAE - Profile
Managing Director, Preston
Neil is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and is also a member of the Academy of Experts and an approved Expert Financial Witness of NIFA.
Neil joined Rushtons Chartered Accountants in 1976 as a trainee accountant, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980, and in 1982 was made an equity Partner in the firm. Neil then became the Senior Partner in 2001. During this time he has gained extensive experience across a wide range of accounting services including audit, accounts, tax, payroll, and business start up services.
Personal injury claims, partnership disputes, valuations for matrimonial and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims and loss of profit calculations.
Michael Muschamp FCA - Profile
Michael is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and is also a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
Michael joined Rushtons Chartered Accountants in 2015 following his previous firms’, Titus Thorp & Ainsworth, merger with Rushtons. Michael had been a Partner in Titus Thorp & Ainsworth since 2001, an accountancy practice with offices in Preston and Blackpool. Michael is also a non-executive Chairman of Penthouse Carpets Limited.
Criminal, fraud investigations, false accounting, valuations for matrimonial and shareholder disputes, loss of profit calculations.
Adam Calvert ACA - Profile
Adam is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and has a degree in Economics from the University of Durham.
Adam joined Rushtons Chartered Accountants in 2016. Prior to this Adam had worked at PwC since 2011, joining on a graduate scheme covering Audit & Assurance and Forensic Services.
Completion accounts, disputes, fraud investigations, loss of profit calculations.