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Armstrong Watson strengthens forensic accounting team

Lindsay Tarrant, who started in 2017, has received a senior promotion whilst Caroline Bedford has joined the firm to continue to build on her long-standing forensic accounting career

Armstrong Watson has strengthened its forensic accounting team with the appointment of Lindsay Tarrant and Caroline Bedford as associate directors.

Tarrant, who started in 2017, has received a senior promotion whilst Bedford has joined the firm to continue to build on her long-standing forensic accounting career.

Now, with eight members, including Glasgow-based Paul Black, the team’s wide-ranging expertise provides the diversity and depth needed to undertake work in the majority of litigation and investigation areas.

Tarrant has more than 30 years’ experience in professional practices, companies and charities and spent seven years working as finance director at a Yorkshire company before joining Armstrong Watson.

He also worked as a forensic accountant at a top 10 firm, where he developed expertise in valuation work and large commercial litigation matters.

Bedford joins the firm from Sedgwick International UK’s forensic accounting services division. She trained with Coopers & Lybrand before it merged with PwC and has more than 20 years’ forensic accounting experience, including more than 17 years with niche forensic accounting firm RGL Forensics (now Baker Tilly).

Matthew Geale, head of forensic accounting, said: “In under five years we have significantly increased the litigation support work we do across the board, growing the team from an initial three people to eight fee earners.

“Lindsay’s promotion and Caroline’s appointment strengthen two of our real success stories – that of commercial litigation and a very strong defendant personal injury offering, acting for a growing number of UK insurers.”

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