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Robert Smith

Associate Director, Forensic & Litigation


Email Robert (02) 8224 8208 Sydney, Canberra

  • Bachelor of Economics (Professional Accounting), Macquarie University
  • Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Graduate Diploma of Management, Australian Graduate School of Management
  • CA Forensic Accounting Specialist (CA ANZ)

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


Robert’s main area of expertise is the assessment of damages for personal injury and wrongful death, predominantly due to motor vehicle accidents. He accepts instructions from the plaintiff and defendant insurers.

Robert’s independent expert witness reports have been used in disputes before the Personal Injury Commission, the Supreme Court of NSW, and the District Court of NSW. He is also an experienced expert witness in court.

Since the introduction of the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW), Robert has regularly been instructed to assess the pre-accident weekly earnings of injured self-employed proprietors.


Robert developed his forensic accounting skills reporting on the financial affairs of insolvent and near insolvent companies to banks, government and other stakeholders. Since 2002, those skills have been applied to assist litigants with accounting, finance and business evidence.

Robert has given expert witness evidence on issues that include the assessment of damages, economic loss, loss of dependency and expected financial support, business valuation, and the findings of financial investigations. These have usually been for small to medium enterprises from all the major industries.

Furthermore, Robert’s expertise has assisted courts, litigants, claimants and insurers with personal injury and wrongful death claims, compensation to relatives claims, business interruption insurance claims, commercial litigation disputes and family law property disputes.