Book now for ICAEW's Forensic and Expert Witness Conference taking place virtually on Tuesday 15 November 2022.
The programme will be tailored to help you stay ahead of the latest changes in the sector. There will be informative sessions from industry leading speakers with a range of practical and technical issues that will enable you to provide your clients with the expert level of service they need in this ever changing sector.
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Saket Bhartia, Managing Director, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, South East Asia, KrollSaket Bhartia is a managing director in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Singapore. Bhartia leverages more than 20 years of experience assisting clients in investigating financial statement fraud, siphoning of funds, embezzlement, asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption issues, regulatory non-compliance, code of conduct violations, supply chain leakages and ethics violations.
Harry Campbell, Barrister, 29 Bedford RowHarry joined 29 Bedford Row Chambers in October 2018. He specialises in financial remedy proceedings. Harry completed a secondment as the Judicial Assistant to Mr. Justice Mostyn in the Family Division of the High Court from January 2022 to April 2022. He is listed in the ‘Rising Starts’ category of the Legal 500 2022. He is described as “very bright” and “a very confident, brilliant junior”. He is also said to have “a wise head on his shoulders”.
Tim Crockford, Partner, Clyde & CoTim helps clients to manage risk and resolve disputes. He provides clear, no nonsense commercial advice on risk management, helping clients to avoid liabilities and disputes arising in the first place and, if they do arise, advising on the most cost-effective method of concluding them.
Diane Elliott, Valuations Principal, BDODiane leads BDO’s tax and family law valuation practices, and has extensive expertise across a broad range of fiscal, commercial and expert witness valuations. Her work includes reports for matrimonial purposes, shareholder disputes, business restructuring and refinancing as well as valuations for personal, employment and corporate tax planning purposes. She has particular expertise in the retail, media, professional services and technology sectors, and has worked with many private equity and venture capital businesses.
Eve Giles, Partner, Allen & OveryEve is a leading white collar crime specialist. She has acted in a number of high profile trials brought by the SFO and CPS and acts for both individuals and domestic and multinational corporations in a broad range of sectors, including criminal investigations into bribery, money laundering, fraud, cartels and financial services offences. She regularly advises in cross border investigations.
Sir David Green CB QC, Chair, Fraud Advisory PanelSir David was the director of the Serious Fraud Office for six years between April 2012 to April 2018. In that role he raised the profile of the Serious Fraud Office and oversaw significant criminal investigations and prosecutions, making use of the Bribery Act and Deferred Prosecution Agreements. He served as director of the central fraud group at the Crown Prosecution Service (2010 – 2011) and director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (November 2004 – 2010). Prior to that he was a barrister in private practice for 25 years. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court and Queen’s Counsel in 2000.
Kate Hart, Chair, Forensic & Expert Witness Community and Managing Director, QuantumaKate has over 20 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and is frequently instructed as an expert witness (both party-appointed and single joint expert) and advisor at the preliminary stages of legal disputes. She is a qualified mediator and regularly assists in settlement negotiations. Kate has given evidence in the High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal and at arbitration. Kate’s main areas of work include contract, shareholder, matrimonial and M&A related disputes. She has experience working within most industry sectors including manufacturing, telecoms, technology, property, retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics and professional services.
Simon Heather, Partner, Sanderson WeatherallShareholding Partner based in the Manchester office of Sanderson Weatherall LLP, a major independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and property consultants. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, General Practice Division, elected 1993, and also an RICS Registered Valuer. Over the years, Simon has been in involved in valuation and appraisal work in respect of a wide variety of major commercial, residential, industrial and development projects – primarily for loan security or accounts purposes, but also for agency and acquisition purposes. He is a specialist in the valuation of trading related properties.
Dr Stephen Hill, Managing Director, Hill Bingham and Co-Director, Fraud TrainingDr Stephen Hill is a Certified Fraud Examiner and expert trainer with over 25 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud, cyber crime, data security and internet investigations & open-source intelligence. He spent over 2 years training the National Crime Agency and their National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) on OSINT and internet investigations and has had the honour of training UK and European police forces including the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorist Group (SO15) & the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau (LCPB). Dr Hill has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE, US and SE Asia aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors including running a special cyber security and OSINT course in Abu Dhabi for ADAA (Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority) and an OSINT 'roadshow' speaking at location across Australia and New Zealand for one of the largest international accountancy associations.
Chris Hurley, Co-Founder, dealspanChris is a Chartered Accountant and really knows his Private Equity stuff. Chris was a successful Private Equity investor in the UK mid-market with Murray Johnstone and Lloyds Development Capital, the UK’s largest volume MBO house. Chris led LDC between 2014 and 2020 – the most successful and active period in its 40-year history. There, he was co-chairman of the investment committee, investing over £3.2 billion in MBO’s and other deals, generating upper quartile returns. Chris is a board member of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, which shapes the technical development of the sector.
Shannon Knight, Pupil Barrister, 29 Bedford RowShannon joined 29 Bedford Row in October 2022 after completing her pupillage under the supervision of Richard Tambling, Petra Teacher and Alexa Storey-Rea. Shannon obtained a First-Class law degree from the LSE, and went on to complete the BPTC as an Inner Temple Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award recipient. Before joining chambers as a pupil, Shannon worked as a paralegal at a well-known Mayfair firm. During pupillage, Shannon gained experience of a wide range of family law cases, including financial remedy, TOLATA, private children, public children, and Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.
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