Kate Hart is a partner at Roffe Swayne, an accounting and advisory firm based in the south east. She has provided forensic accounting services since 2000, cutting her teeth with Deloitte’s forensic group before establishing Roffe Swayne’s forensic team in 2011.
Kate has experience of acting as an expert witness in both domestic and international matters and has been actively involved in more than 350 engagements. Her involvement ranges from the calculation of loss and damages in contractual disputes and consequential loss scenarios to business valuations for shareholder, partnership, commercial agency and matrimonial disputes.
Kate has significant experience of transaction-related disputes, advising on warranty claims and acting as expert determiner and adviser in completion accounts and earn-out disputes.
Kate has given evidence in the High Court, the county courts, at arbitration and before employment tribunals. She has experience of most industry sectors including manufacturing, telecoms, IT, property, retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics and professional services.
Kate’s clients report that her “expertise, speed, teamwork and pragmatism are invaluable”. She is described as being “incredibly thorough”, “proactive” and “user-friendly”, producing reports that are “excellent in respect of presentation and clarity”.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Kate is vice chair of the ICAEW’s forensic advisory group, a member of the Academy of Experts and a board member of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants. She also sits on the ICAEW President’s Appointments Scheme panel of experts.
Kate is a regular speaker at legal conferences and is a guest lecturer at Portsmouth University. She is a contributing author of Forensic Accounting & Finance: Principles & Practice.