Hart has over 20 years of forensic accounting experience and is an established expert witness, having been personally involved in hundreds of engagements across a range of forensic disciplines, giving evidence on numerous occasions. She is Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’s Forensic Advisory Group and an ADR accredited mediator.
Prior to joining Quantuma, she spent eleven years with Deloitte’s forensic group, working on a range of commercial contractual and transaction related disputes. Hart then moved to a mid-sized accountancy firm in 2011 where she established the forensic services offering and built a team, which she led for nine years.
In her new role within Quantuma’s London and Southern team, Hart will continue working with lawyers across the UK and beyond, specialising in expert witness and advisory work on civil litigation and matrimonial cases. She will play a key role in driving the practice’s growth over the coming months and years, working alongside the existing senior team of Gavin Pearson, Robert Parry and Gordon Hodgen.
Quantuma’s forensic accounting and investigation team has grown significantly since its formation in 2018 and Hart’s arrival helps to cement its position as one of the UK’s leading mid-market forensic accounting teams, being regularly instructed on some of the UK’s largest dispute matters.
Hart’s appointment follows a strong period of growth for the firm, which has completed several acquisitions since 2017. Most recently, the firm has merged with AIM listed K3 Capital Plc and Essex-based management consultancy Aspect Plus, and also expanded into the Cayman Islands.
Commenting on her appointment, Kate Hart said: “The pace at which Quantuma has grown over recent years has been impressive, and the firm’s full advisory service both in the UK and overseas is an attractive offering. Quantuma has established a very well-regarded forensic accounting and investigations capability and I am looking forward to contributing to its development at an exciting point in the firm’s journey.”
Gavin Pearson, head of the London and Southern forensic accounting team at Quantuma, added: “I have known and respected Kate within the forensic accounting market for a number of years and am delighted she has decided to join our growing forensic practice. Kate has a fantastic reputation within the market for her no nonsense, user friendly and pragmatic attitude. Her appointment will further reinforce our position as one of the leading mid-market forensic accounting teams in the UK.”
Notes to Editors Quantuma is a leading business advisory firm which works with businesses at the key milestones, delivering bespoke solutions to help clients take advantage of opportunities and overcome a range of operational and financial challenges, enabling them to achieve their business objectives and ambitions. The business has 21 offices, including 17 in the UK, two international offices in Cyprus (Nicosia and Paphos), one in Mauritius and one in The Cayman Islands.