Our client obtained a final account re-payment, well in excess of £1 million, when Edge Consult’s forensic investigation of a commercial account uncovered gross overpayment and improper practice.
Edge Consult was appointed to investigate a sudden and disproportionate escalation in the reported final construction cost. The project was complete and the main contractor was in the process of presenting final figures to justify payment.
Edge Consult Partners used their practical construction experience and specialist knowledge of the contract to undertake a forensic analysis of the information presented by the main contractor to the client’s professional team.
Our analysis identified numerous instances of manipulation of figures and misrepresentation from the main contractor and, unfortunately, a distinct absence of pragmatic enquiry from the client’s professional team.
Edge Consult was therefore asked to take over the full financial analysis of the works. The resulting investigation was supported by clearly worded and evidenced reports which brought our client both a huge refund and a greatly reduced final account.
The client has subsequently used Edge Consult’s services to protect their position on several other large national and international projects.