Sources have "high praise" for firm co-founder Frank Ilett, noting his extensive experience as an expert witness in arbitration contexts. He has spent over 25 years as a forensic accountant, with a focus on loss and damages disputes for clients across a variety of sectors.
Frank Ilett is managing partner at Haberman Ilett LLP. He has specialised in forensic accounting since 1991, spending 22 years in Big Four firms (13 as partner) before joining Philip Haberman at Haberman Ilett LLP.
Frank has been actively involved in over 175 matters, including commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, investment treaty claims, transaction-related disputes, negligence claims and disputes arising out of accounting and financial irregularities. His experience spans most industry sectors.
Frank has a particular specialism assessing losses in large-scale ICT implementation disputes. Having worked regularly on such disputes over the past 20 years he is very familiar with most of the legal, technical and financial issues that arise and how to account for them within his loss calculations.
He has given oral evidence numerous times in the English courts and before international arbitration tribunals, including the LCIA, ICC and the SAAA.
Frank is one of a small number of expert accountants to have been appointed as an expert assessor under the Arbitration Act 1996.
He is described by colleagues and clients as very easy to work with and an excellent communicator. He is very focused on producing high-quality work while also keeping his clients fully informed of progress.
Frank qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and has been a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1997. He is an approved determining expert on the ICAEW president’s appointments list, a member of the Expert Witness Institute and a CEDR-accredited mediator.