About Us

Morris Forensic provides expert accounting and valuation services in connection with litigation and dispute resolution. Brian heads up a team of specialist forensic accounting experts.

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Brian Morris

Brian is the principal of Morris Forensic. He has worked in most areas of public accounting and as a general practitioner involved in the provision of taxation, accounting, audit and business services.

Accounting and consulting assignments have included corporate strategy, management reporting, risk management, investment analyses, acquisitions and divestments, computer system analysis and design, taxation planning and general accounting advice.

Brian has been retained in connection with a considerable number of matters involving litigation — including the investigation of financial records and transactions, valuation of businesses and business entities, assessments of loss and damage, audit negligence, accounting negligence and fraud.

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Martin White

Martin has broad-ranging commercial experience from close to 20 years in the accounting profession. He currently specialises in financial investigations, business valuations and quantification of loss, however, his experience encompasses audit, taxation and business advisory.

Martin is the South Australian representative on the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand National Forensic Accounting Committee. He also provides his financial and governance expertise to several organisations, including the City of Playford, where he is the Presiding Member of its Corporate Governance Committee, and Brink Productions Ltd, where he is a board member.

A Chartered Accountant and Business Valuation Specialist, Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Investment and Finance. He has also been admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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Ben Opie

Ben has a background in corporate insolvency and restructuring with experience across a range of industries. More recently, Ben’s focus has been on financial management, business valuations and assessment of economic loss and damages.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. A Chartered Accountant and an accredited Business Valuation Specialist, he has also been admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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Michelle Morris

Michelle has a background in insurance litigation and has more than 15 years of experience working in the legal profession. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice and has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Prior to joining Morris Forensic, Michelle worked as a solicitor at a specialist insurance practice in Sydney. Michelle provides legal and executive support to the Morris Forensic team.

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Nick Lopez

Nick has 10 years of experience in providing forensic investigation, assurance, auditing and litigation support services. Nick has been involved with numerous financial fraud investigations, director and auditor negligence litigations, business valuations, calculations of loss, internal control improvement engagements and due diligence engagements.

Nick currently specialises in the mitigation and quantification of losses relating to fraud, including, design of internal controls and procedures to mitigate the risk of fraud, identifying fraud and corruption risks, policy development, implementation and monitoring and investigation and quantification of fraud losses.

A Chartered Accountant and Business Valuation Specialist, Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance. Nick received two merits in the Chartered Accountant Program for receiving a mark in the top 5% of all candidates.

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Emily Bew

Emily holds a Master of Accounting and Marketing from the University of Adelaide and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese and Asian Studies) at Osaka University in 2011. Emily is a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is currently completing the CA Program.

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Michelle Crook

Michelle is the administration manager for Morris Forensic. She provides secretarial and administrative support to the forensic accounting team.

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Kathryn White

Kathryn is the Executive Assistant to Brian Morris. She also provides secretarial and administrative support to the forensic accounting team.

Kathryn is proficient, motivated and energetic and she has many years of experience working in professional services firms.

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