Quantuma appoints Ben Hammerton to lead eDiscovery offering

27 September 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Ben Hammerton as the lead of a new offering at the firm’s London office. Quantuma has launched an eDiscovery service to meet growing demand for digital expertise in forensic accounting and investigations.

Gavin Pearson, Head of Forensic Accounting & Investigations at Quantuma, commented, “We are constantly reviewing our offering at Quantuma to ensure we are able to provide a full suite of unrivalled business advisory services across the UK and in our key global territories. Having Ben onboard, coupled with the implementation of the Reveal platform, will create greater efficiencies leading to better outcomes for our clients, particularly the legal community.”

Established in 2013, Quantuma employs almost 300 people to provide its full range of advisory services including restructuring and insolvency, financial advisory, corporate finance, forensic accounting and investigations, and cross-border asset recovery work. The new eDiscovery service will allow Quantuma to support legal professionals and their clients in a variety of matter types, including litigation, regulatory, investigation, employment, and insolvency in a more efficient and advanced way. The new offering is designed to save Quantuma’s clients time and money by sorting and analysing high volumes of data to uncover key relevant information required for legal review.

Ben Hammerton, Director, Quantuma

The London based team will now be headed up by newly appointed Director Ben Hammerton. He brings over 12 years of experience in providing professional services in the field of litigation, arbitration, and regulatory investigations. A previous Head of Sales – UK & Europe with Servient, he has also spent time with Consilio, Apogee Corporation, and EY – and has managed dozens of eDiscovery projects from initial data collection, through processing and review, along to successful court production.

He said of his new challenge, “The growth of eDiscovery has dramatically increased, even throughout the pandemic, with clients far more comfortable in the use of technology to save time, and importantly money, when dealing with legal disputes. Quantuma is in a unique position due to their service range and office locations, and so establishing this extension of its popular forensic accounting arm, I am excited to be onboard and helping to drive that journey in the coming months and years.”

The eDiscovery team has already been successfully appointed on a number of projects using the Reveal platform, including multiple internal investigations, a cross border asset trace, an extortion investigation, an employee data theft dispute, and multiple insurance / construction contracts disputes. To accommodate these matters and others at this early stage, Quantuma teams and offices are collaborating across London, Manchester, Cayman Islands and, newly launched, Dubai.