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          Carolyn Plummer

          Forensic Accountant

          Carolyn is a personal injury expert specialising in quantifying loss of earnings claims, pension losses and claims involving foreign taxation. 

          Carolyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2000.

          From 1898 to 1998 Carolyn worked in general accounting practice dealing with business tax and accounts for incorporated and non-incorporated businesses, VAT, personal tax (income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax), trust accounts and taxation, and tax planning.  This included dealing with tax and VAT enquiries and investigations.

          Carolyn has worked in litigation services since 1998, specialising in personal injury claims including clinical negligence, catastrophic injuries and fatal accident claims. Carolyn's particular areas of expertise are in quantifying complex loss of earnings claims, pension losses and claims involving foreign taxation.

          Carolyn has prepared reports as an expert appointed by a single party, including matters listed in the Supreme Court of Singapore, and as a single joint expert.  Her other forensic and litigation experience includes quantifying losses for employment tribunals, business disruption, matrimonial disputes (in particular bespoke Duxbury calculations), criminal proceedings, professional negligence claims and commercial litigation.  Carolyn also presents training on accounting issues involved in personal injury claims.

          Carolyn's forensic expertise includes:

          • Loss of earnings in personal injury cases involving UK and foreign claimants
          • Loss of pension claims in personal injury claims including foreign and armed forces pensions
          • Preparing models to illustrate the impact on a claim if key assumptions change e.g.the % of contributory negligence or key financial assumptions
          • Preparing models to identify what level of interim payments are likely to restrict the ability to use periodical payments for future losses
          • Fatal accident dependency claims
          • Providing technical accounting assistance in relation to non-audit professional negligence claims against accountants
          • Loss of profits claims arising from commercial disputes and business interruption claims

          Fellow of the ICAEW (FCA)

          • Considering the impact of Irish and UK retirement pensions on a claim brought by an Irish citizen who had worked in the UK for a prolonged period;
          • Quantifying the loss of earnings and pension for a US student injured while studying in the UK based on likely career paths had she graduated;
          • Calculating a loss of pension dependency relating in part to a pension in drawdown with Counsel supporting her view that the pension in drawdown did not fall within the dependency claim