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Asset Recovery Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kaley Crossthwaite is a "go-to person" for asset recovery matters, according to peers who praise her significant experience working with public and private sector companies. 

Biography

Kaley Crossthwaite is an expert in fraud investigations and regulatory investigations. She is a chartered accountant with over 18 years' experience working in the forensic accounting profession.

Kaley spent 18 months on secondment as an investigator with the companies investigations branch of the Department of Trade and Industry and was appointed several times as an inspector to investigate insider dealing working alongside the FCA. Kaley has been appointed many times by the secretary of state to investigate companies acting against the public interest and has been involved in many compulsory wind-ups following investigation, and subsequent disqualification of directors. Kaley was also secretary to the investigation into the collapse of MG Rover.

Before moving to specialise in investigations Kaley worked in dispute resolutions on a variety of work within a wide range of sectors, including breach of contract and business interruption. Kaley currently undertakes a variety of work, including fraud investigations, regulatory investigations, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and other dispute resolution work. Kaley has worked in a large number of jurisdictions across the world and most recently worked in Ireland on a high-profile investigation following the financial crisis.

Kaley is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and regularly speaks at conferences on fraud and investigations. Kaley publishes the BDO FraudTrack report twice a year which highlights trends in reported fraud; she is also a regular contributor to other journals and press publications.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kaley Crossthwaite is esteemed for her profound ability when it comes to handling investigations across numerous sectors, including pharma, construction, media and healthcare.

Biography

Kaley Crossthwaite is an expert in fraud investigations and regulatory investigations. She is a chartered accountant with over 18 years' experience working in the forensic accounting profession.

Kaley spent 18 months on secondment as an investigator with the companies investigations branch of the Department of Trade and Industry and was appointed several times as an inspector to investigate insider dealing working alongside the FCA. Kaley has been appointed many times by the secretary of state to investigate companies acting against the public interest and has been involved in many compulsory wind-ups following the investigation, and subsequent disqualification of directors. Kaley was also secretary to the investigation into the collapse of MG Rover.

Before moving to specialise in investigations Kaley worked in dispute resolutions on a variety of work within a wide range of sectors, including breach of contract and business interruption. Kaley currently undertakes a variety of work, including fraud investigations, regulatory investigations, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and other financial crime and dispute resolution work. Kaley has worked in a large number of jurisdictions across the world and most recently worked in Ireland on a high-profile investigation following the financial crisis. Kaley’s experience includes investigating accounting ‘black holes’ and allegations of wrong-doing from the most senior individuals within large global entities. She has worked on many large cross-border investigations, liaising with overseas regulators and law enforcement authorities. She advises boards and non-executive directors following allegations and independent investigations.

Kaley is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on fraud, investigations and crisis management. Kaley publishes the BDO FraudTrack report twice a year which highlights trends in reported fraud; she is also a regular contributor to other journals and press publications.

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