Litigation Support

To cost-effectively meet legal and regulatory challenges, companies must be able to respond quickly and strategically. The ability to identify information needs, create complete interrogatory requests, develop effective questions for depositions, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of a preferred position can make the difference in whether matters are resolved quickly and/or favourably.

LMI Group professionals draw upon our expertise in finance, accounting, technology, industry, valuation and quantitative methods, as well as advanced skills in electronic discovery, computer forensics and database analysis. We can help during all phases of a legal action, from early complaint and discovery through damage analysis, trial preparation and expert testimony.

We help counsel to identify evidentiary needs and develop effective questions for depositions and interrogatories. Whether the dispute involves business disruption, breach of contract, loss of profits, construction, or other claims for damages resulting from fraudulent financial reporting, we assist in evaluating the evidence, assessing damages and suggesting alternative courses of action. Throughout the damages phase, we work to provide the legal team with the objective facts and insights they need to develop sound settlement and other strategies.

LMI Group has developed a reputation for providing a highly effective, quality service in the field of litigation support.

The professionals at LMI Group have the requisite financial and litigation expertise to provide you with a comprehensive expert report for use in litigation, mediation or arbitration. We understand the litigation process and possess the technical capabilities and investigative skills to present a balanced and commercial expert opinion.

For example in Paper Australia Pty Ltd v Ansell Limited [2007] VSC 484, Bongiorno J said of LMI's Prof. Allan Manning at 343:

Dr Manning’s evidence was cogent and convincing. Whilst he readily conceded the complexity of the calculations he had undertaken, I am satisfied that he took into account all those factors which he considered were relevant to those calculations. He was not shown, either by cross-examination or by reference to any convincing criticism by Mr X, the defendant’s forensic accountant, that he had made any error of principle or, for that matter, any error of calculation.

LMI Group offers a comprehensive range of litigation and expert evidence services in the following areas:

  • Insurance investigations and recoveries including economic loss and personal injury litigation
     
  • Commercial litigation
     
  • Professional negligence claims
     
  • Employment law  
Writ Issued  
  • Dispute risk assessment
  • Complaint analysis
  • Identify case strengths and weaknesses
  • Investigate interested parties
  • Provide evidentiary support for pre-trial motions
Discovery and Pre-Trial    
  • Respond to opposing party requests
  • Prepare or advise on document requests
  • Prepare interrogatories
  • Re-evaluate dispute risk assessment
  • Deposition assistance
  • Identify competent evidential materials
  • Quantification of damages
  • Rebuttal of opposing expert if appropriate
  • Expert report and testimony preparation
Trial 
  • Develop trial graphics and other demonstrative evidence
  • Expert testimony
Post Trial 
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Review of judgment

 

Litigation Support Explained
 

'Litigation support' provides assistance of an accounting nature to another party in a matter involving existing or pending litigation. It deals primarily with issues related to the quantification of economic damages. A typical litigation support assignment undertaken by LMI Group would be the calculation of the economic loss following damage.