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Deloittes appoints new forensic head

Deloitte & Touche has appointed Humphry Hatton as its new head in charge of the firm's forensic department.

‘I feel honoured to be leading a very talented group of people, many of whom are real experts in their own specialisations,’ he said.

Hatton who takes over from newly-retired John Magill was promoted to partner last year. He has worked in the forensic department since 1991 following a two-year secondment at Deloittes in Sydney, Australia. Deloittes national forensic team currently comprises around 65 people and aims to increase that to 70 within the year.

His principal goals for the year are to improve on the traditional growth rate of 15% and develop new lines of business, in particular e-commerce.

Hatton will be in charge of a team specialising in expert witness work, asset tracing and recovery, forensic technology and fraud investigations. He has wide-ranging experience in cross-border investigations and corporate recovery following his work on the BCCI scandal, the biggest bank collapse in history. Deloittes are the defunct bank’s liquidators.

Christopher Morris, former Deloitte & Touche partner and BCCI liquidator, said: ‘Humphry has worked closely with the corporate recovery department in dealing with large complex matters and in particular his work on BCCI has lead to the discovery and recovery of very substantial amounts of money. He has amassed extensive experience of managing cross-border investigations and litigation and heads up the firm’s global asset recovery solutions initiative.’

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