Grant Thornton appoints new forensic and cyber practice leads

29 May 2024 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton has made two practice leader appointments in its UK team, lifting Philippa Hill and Vijay Rathour to heads of the Forensic and Cyber practice leads.

Now in her seventeenth year at Grant Thornton, Philippa specialises in accounting disputes and investigations and is a well-known expert in the area of professional negligence, accounting irregularities and misconduct matters.

In her new role, Philippa leads the Forensic & Investigation Services team of 13 partners and more than 200 people providing the full suite of expert witness and advisory, forensic investigation, valuation dispute resolution, expert determination, financial crime and competition related services.

Philippa Hill and Vijay Rathour - Grant Thornton

Commenting on her appointment, Philippa said: “The demand for high quality forensic input has never been greater, with strained economic conditions and geo-political issues disrupting commerce and fostering fraudulent exploitation. Our blend of investigative skills and tools, technical expertise, experience and creativity of thinking, combined with our firm’s asset recovery and special situations expertise means we can handle the most complex and challenging matters for clients.”

Vijay, a former barrister and solicitor and digital forensics expert, leads Grant Thornton’s Cyber & Digital Investigations practice which specialises in litigation support, electronic disclosure and discovery, hacking, incident response and data breach, regulatory investigations and digital forensic investigations.

Closing in on his seven-year anniversary at Grant Thornton, Vijay is an expert in digital forensics, an adviser to the United Nations on cyber-crime and ransomware and a member of the ICAEW Digital Assets Working Party addressing developing cryptocurrency initiatives.

“Evolving global events, increasing regulatory scrutiny and growing complexity in corporate environments position our teams to support our clients with essential skills around data analysis and insights, cyber diligence and operational resilience, and our team looks forward to continuing to grow our strengths in digital investigations,” he said.

With over 200 partners and more than 5,000 professionals, Grant Thornton is one of the UK’s leading consulting firms, including in the forensic domain.