Author Archives: Mark Jenner

Mark Jenner is an experienced forensic accountant specialising in fraud and white collar criminal matters. He provides independent financial investigation and expert accounting witness services to police forces, fraud regulators and criminal defence lawyers, also providing assistance and solutions to organisations embroiled in financial disputes.

Tax Investigations

There has always been a significant use of tax legislation in the fight against serious and organised crime.  Al Capone was a raketeer, an extortionist and a murderer, yet was put behind bars for tax evasion.  Since the Proceeds of … Read more…

Summary of Cases

The cases listed below represent the following areas of forensic accounting work carried out by Mark Jenner & Co: CRIMINAL DEFENCE EXPERT WITNESS – Forensic accountancy and litigation support services for white collar criminal defence lawyers and their clients. PROCEEDS … Read more…

Does New Legislation Reduce Fraud?

The Labour government has been criticised widely for the huge raft of legislation it has introduced in its 12 or so years of reign. Much of it has been lengthy and often arguably unnecessary. The burden of regulation on any business … Read more…

Changes To Civil Procedure Rule 35

Use of an expert witness in civil litigation A long raging argument over proportionality of expert witness costs has resulted in a fundamental review of the rules and procedures governing the costs of civil litigation. Lord Justice Jackson was appointed … Read more…

The Top Ten Christmas Frauds

When compiling the list of top ten Christmas scams for people to watch out for, the ones targeting relaxed people at home and in a festive mood spring to mind. However, if many of the population are more vulnerable at … Read more…

Is The Phishing Threat Getting Worse?

Phishing is a form of identity theft. It involves the fraudsters sending large numbers of spam emails out to unsuspecting Internet surfers. The email appears to be from a reputable source such as a high street bank. The logos being … Read more…

Fraud And Forensic Tax Investigations

The various forms of taxation are components making up a very complex area involving extensive legislation and case law. Its complexity makes it very much a specialist subject within both the legal and accountancy professions. Investigating tax fraud is an … Read more…

Ponzi Fraud By Any Other Name

During a recession you would think that investors would be more careful with their money. Is it the lure of high interest rates when conventional financial services products offer such a low return that encourages otherwise astute people to invest their wealth … Read more…

Toys R Us Lose £3.7 Million

It appears that the toy retailer Toys R Us is the latest big business to demonstrate how easy it is for the fraudster to attack if simple anti fraud prevention methods are not observed. Embezzlement master Paul Hopes stole some … Read more…

Charity Fraud

There appears to be a greater risk of charity fraud than corporate fraud. The reason for this is potentially because the culture within a charity is profoundly different to that within a company. A charity is a good cause, it … Read more…

How to prevent fraud

Prevention is better than cure – would seem to make sense in the case of fraud as it is in the case of your health. Fraud can cause a company to lose a great deal of money, or worse collapse … Read more…

Professionals: The Unpaid Police Force

Organised criminals such as fraudsters, drug dealers and people traffickers all deal in large amounts of criminal proceeds. They need some way to manage this money, so they can spend it without the authorities seeing that it is proceeds of … Read more…

Forensic Accounting Techniques

Mark Jenner & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants that specialises solely in forensic accountancy. Although services do not include normal accounting lines such as auditing, preparation of year end accounts and the provision of tax advice, a forensic … Read more…

Fraud Briefing Newsletter – Christmas 2009

(This newsletter is circulated in hard copy format around solicitors and baristers throughout the UK) Welcome to the second edition of “Fraud Briefing” this year.  Following positive feedback gratefully received from many of you, I am now planning to publish … Read more…

Fraud Prevention in Companies

Fraud prevention measures are intended to reduce the risk of fraud. By anticipating what a fraudster might be able to do, and installing a number of cost effective controls, it is possible to protect a company from the fraudster’s attention. … Read more…