Kate Hart

Kate Hart
Ashcombe Court
Woolsack Way


Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Financial Advisory and Valuation - Quantum of Damages

Kate Hart is a partner at Roffe Swayne, a Surrey-based accounting and advisory firm.

She has provided forensic and dispute consulting services since 2000, initially through 11 years with Deloitte’s forensic and dispute services group, before joining Roffe Swayne to establish the forensic services 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 200 engagements. Her involvement ranges from the calculation of loss and damages in contractual disputes and consequential loss scenarios to business valuations in the context of shareholder, partnership 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 at the High Court, County Court and at ICC arbitration. She has experience of most industry sectors.

Kate’s clients report that her “expertise, speed, teamwork and pragmatism were invaluable”. She has also been described as being “incredibly thorough”, “proactive” and producing reports that are “excellent in respect of presentation and clarity”.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Kate also sits on the ICAEW president’s appointments scheme panel of experts. She is a member of the Academy of Experts, board of the Network of Independent Financial Accountants, and the committee of the ICAEW Forensic Community.

Kate is a regular speaker on business valuations and completion accounts disputes and is a guest lecturer at Portsmouth University. She is a contributing author of Forensic Accounting & Finance: Principles & Practice.

WWL says: Kate Hart impresses clients with her "strong knowledge of forensics" and her "clear, concise and easy-to-follow reports".

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