David Winch BCom FCA

Forensic Accountant

David is a Chartered Accountant BCom FCA and expert witness, with years of experience focusing on crime and proceeds of crime throughout England and Wales.

He works mainly alongside solicitors and barristers, preparing expert witness reports and attending court to give evidence. David accepts instructions from defence and prosecution.


David is also a noted speaker, contributor and joint-author to various accounting and law publications – as well as on TV and radio – on the subjects of money laundering, proceeds of crime and confiscation.

He also presents at seminars and training events for lawyers, accountants, financial investigators and prosecutors.

David’s particular strength is in criminal litigation, acting as the key expert, at different times, for both prosecution and defence teams in criminal cases.

These include allegations under the Theft Acts, Fraud Act, Companies Acts and Insolvency Act as well as evasion of duty or tax, tax credit fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, conspiracy and common law offences, and related confiscation proceedings.

David is particularly well-known for this work, usually on the instruction of defendants, in confiscation proceedings and has given evidence as an expert witness in the Crown Court, the High Court, the Royal Court (Jersey) and at the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber).

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