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Head of Forensic Accounting

Louise Butcher

Head of Forensic Accounting


Louise is a forensic accountant with 20 years in the accounting profession and is DIP CILA qualified. She has extensive experience in the quantification of multi million pound financial losses across multiple sectors for insurance and legal purposes, acting for major insurers, reinsurers and lawyers. Louise is a business interruption specialist and has considerable experience across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, engineering, energy and agriculture. She has worked on property damage losses, product recall, stock and liability claims, cyber, advanced loss of profits and DSU claims. Louise is an agriculture specialist, having handled multi million pound livestock and crop claims.

Louise is also Deputy President of the London Business Interruption Association and involved in the following associations:

  • London Business Interruption Association LBIA
  • CILA BI SIG (Special Interest Group) Committee
  • ICAEW Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • The Academy of Experts

Notable Assignments:

  • Food production Covid-19 claim where Louise was appointed as expert on behalf of insurers which involved a mediation process and production of a joint expert statement (£52 million)
  • Business interruption loss for a major national charity (£50 million)
  • Claim for loss of profit for a major energy company due to mechanical breakdown (£67 million)
  • Specialist investigation in to the liquidation of a major retailer (£5 million)
  • Asset leasing stock loss (£10 million)
  • Appointed on a litigation case to assess quantum on a stock loss in Turkey (€4 million)
  • Loss of profit claim for a timber merchant following a considerable fire in a critical part of the production machinery (2 million Euro)
  • Livestock heat stress claim: BI claim (£1.5 million)
  • Beef processing business: BI claim (5 million Euro)
  • Business interruption flood claim for major vet practice (£1 million)
  • Covid-19 business interruption claim for an engineering business (£1.4 million)

Office Address / Contact Information

Forum House
15-18 Lime Street
United Kingdom
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