Highly experienced and technically competent – we place a high value on expertise. Director Tim Sture has experience of a wide range of complex claims gained since his initial specialisation in 1991. He applies first principles which often results in the identification of issues that others involved have not highlighted.
Balanced, objective and independent – we mainly act as expert accountants, reporting to the Court. About 5% of that work require us to be the Single Joint Expert, and there is a roughly equal split between defendant and claimant instructions. We also undertake “shadow” work behind the scenes, where the Court has not authorised instruction of accountants.
Thorough and evidence-based – we prefer to get involved early on in a case so that we can identify the additional documentation required and perform detailed research. We approach all claims by investigating the evidence, both accounting and non-accounting, as thoroughly as possible. Our assessments and reports provide robust conclusions.
More about Owner and Director of Scisco Forensic, Tim Sture BSc(Econ) FCA MEWI:
After qualifying in 1989 with a "Big Four" firm, Tim worked as a lecturer and tutor, preparing trainee chartered accountants for their professional exams. Since 1991, he's worked in various forensic teams – and as in-house accounting specialist for a major loss adjuster – across the North of England.
He’s been Director at Scisco Forensic since 2009 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Member of the Expert Witness Institute. He has immense experience of being an expert witness and “shadow” expert in a large variety of personal and commercial litigation cases.
Tim has regularly received instructions from lawyers, local authorities and insurers from across the UK. He is well known in the industry as a specialist in personal injury and clinical negligence matters (including fatal accidents) and commercial disputes.
Consistently recommended by barristers and solicitors, Tim is used to handling very large and complex claims. His highest value case to date is one of the UK’s largest personal litigation claims made at over £180 million.
Building on his early work lecturing accountancy students, he has on many occasions provided in-house training to lawyers and insurers, including:
- loss of earnings by the self-employed,
- pension loss, and
- fatal accident claims.
A stack of overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates acknowledges Tim’s expertise in the subject and his ability to communicate complicated topics in a simple manner.
Outside of work, Tim has a keen interest in environmental issues and supporting charitable causes. He and his wife have recently installed an air source heat pump and wind turbine at their home, all done in collaboration with their neighbours. And Tim proudly adds the titles of Treasurer, Trustee and Patron of various charities to his illustrious cv!