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Accredited Expert Witness

Are you conducting an investigation into stock market and foreign exchange market (‘forex’) scams and frauds? Do you need an expert witness in financial crime to testify in court?

Professor Paul Barnes is an accredited expert witness offering services in areas such as:

  • Stock market abuse and share price manipulations
  • Insider dealing /trading
  • US stocks, ‘Penny shares’, ‘Microcaps’ and Over the Counter (‘OTC’) stocks
  • Stocks and shares fraud and scams including ‘boiler room’ operations
  • Company valuations, mergers and acquisitions
  • forex, ‘cfd’ and binary options trading
  • Forensic accounting services including Proceeds of Crime calculations, money laundering, theft or embezzlement, and financial statement fraud investigations
  • Money laundering
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Cryptocurrency/bitcoin Scams, Price Manipulation and Fraud

He also provides consultancy in all the above areas, plus:

  • Fraud risk reviews
  • Financial and company investigations

Since 2020, he has acted as an expert witness in 18 cases in retail derivatives, i.e., binary options, CFDs, spread betting etc, including a class action and a criminal case for the FCA, plus two more ongoing cases, 18 in all. These cases related to claims against brokers.

Financial Crime Information

Please see the links below for further information:

The use of contracts for difference (‘CFD’) spread bets and binary options (‘forbin’) to trade foreign exchange (‘forex’) commodities, and stocks and shares in volatile financial markets

Forex, contracts for difference and spread bet losses

Stock market scams, shell companies, penny shares, boiler rooms and cold calling in the UK

Stocks and securities fraud

Insider dealing and market abuse

Boiler room scams

The use of Contracts for difference (‘CFD’) Spread Bets and Binary Options (‘forbin’) to Trade Foreign Exchange (‘forex’) Commodities and Stocks and Shares in Volatile Financial Markets

Cryptocurrency and its Susceptibility to Speculative Bubbles, Manipulation, Scams and Fraud

Money laundering

Russian money laundering threatens Ukraine, props up London property • Disruption Banking