Forensic Accountants in Preston and Blackpool,
also serving Blackburn, Bolton, Lancaster, Southport and Lancashire

Preston 01772 693111
Blackpool 01253 345444

About us

In 2016 Rushtons was invited to join NIFA. This is a body of individual accountancy practices pooling their experience and knowledge across the UK and EIRE to ensure that lawyers, insurers, corporates, individuals and the police receive a high quality, consistent and cost effective service.

As well as our own dedicated team, we can draw on the expertise of the other Forensic Accounting Experts in NIFA, ensuring that our reports remain up to date and in line with the latest standards.

We have offices based in Preston and Blackpool, and serve the Lancashire area on behalf of NIFA.

Meet our team

The following individuals all have forensic accounting experience. They are supported by Rushtons Chartered Accountants’ team of over 30 staff, drawing on expertise in Audit, Accounts Preparation, Taxation, Payroll and Business Advisory services.

We feel that this breadth of expertise within Rushtons is of great importance when examining some of the diverse cases we are instructed on.

Adam Calvert ACA


Adam is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and has a degree in Economics from the University of Durham.

Professional Experience

Adam joined Rushtons Chartered Accountants in 2016. Prior to this Adam had worked at PwC since 2011, joining on a graduate scheme covering Audit & Assurance and Forensic Services.

Specialist Areas

Completion accounts, disputes, fraud investigations, loss of profit calculations.

Rachel Thackeray FCA

Rachel is a senior accountant in our Preston team and is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) with over 15 years experience.

Rachel’s experience spans a wide range of clients operating in various sectors. She specialises in accounts preparation, statutory audit, independent examination, Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) audit, internal controls, management accounts, VAT, forecasting, cashflow management, owner managed businesses, and charities.

Neil M Calvert 

Neil was a Chartered Accountant for forty years and was previously a member of the Academy of Experts and an approved Expert Financial Witness of NIFA.

Professional Experience

Neil joined Rushtons, Chartered Accountants in 1976 as a trainee accountant, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980, and in 1982 was made an equity Partner in the firm. Neil then became the Senior Partner in 2001. During this time he has gained extensive experience across a wide range of accounting services including audit, accounts, tax, payroll, and business start up services. He retired on 31 March 2023 and remains a Consultant to Rushtons, Chartered Accountants.

Rushtons is a member of the NIFA network of independent forensic accountants.

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