E&Y UK lures three forensic
technology experts from KPMG

E&Y UK lures three forensic technology experts from
KPMG

Ernst & Young (E&Y) UK has appointed three senior
leaders to boost its forensic technology practice.

Paul Walker and Sanjay Bhandari have been recruited as partners,
and Nicolas Mallison a director. All were previously employed at
KPMG UK. They will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s
e-disclosure, technology investigation and forensic data
intelligence services.

Their responsibilities will include supporting complex cross-border
litigation proceedings and regulatory reviews, in addition to
offering sophisticated data-driven fraud detection solutions.
Forensic technology is a rapidly growing market worth more than £2
billion ($4 billion) worldwide.

Paul Walker will lead the team and head E&Y’s forensic
technology and discovery services for Northern Europe, Middle East,
India and Africa. He will be charged with growing the UK practice
by 100 percent over the next 12 months and putting the firm at the
forefront of the market. Formerly head of forensic technology at
KPMG, Walker brings over 12 years’ experience in consulting and
advisory services to the role, having also previously worked at
Accenture as well as Detica, both global business and technology
consultants.

Bhandari, a qualified solicitor, began his 15-year career in
international litigation with international law firms Herbert Smith
and Baker & McKenzie before joining KPMG to lead its evidence
and disclosure management practice. A leader in the field of
e-disclosure, Bhandari was co-author of the 2003 Commercial
Litigators’ Forum White Paper on electronic disclosure. He will be
responsible for sales, business development and thought
leadership.

Mallison joins the E&Y forensic data intelligence team and will
be responsible for enhancing the firm’s advanced predictive
forensic data services to clients. Recently, he led the data
analytics practice at KPMG and previously worked at Detica. He has
ten years’ experience in the forensic technology industry and is
credited with the design and implementation of a number of industry
leading data driven fraud detection solutions across a number of
sectors.