Demystifying Employee Fraud Investigations - Repeat Event

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 12:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Pinsent Masons, 55 Colmore Row Birmingham, B3 2FG
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Demystifying Employee Fraud Investigations

Thursday 14 November 2019 – 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Hosted by Pinsent Masons, 55 Colmore Row

Birmingham B3 2FG



Registration, Coffee and Biscuits



Welcome & introduction



Andrew Herring, Pinsent Masons, Andrew Donaldson, Dains Forensic, Geoff Boyd, MD5 – Part 1: Practical Issues & Legal Strategy






Andrew Herring, Pinsent Masons, Andrew Donaldson, Dains Forensic, Geoff Boyd, MD5 – Part 2: Challenges and Pitfalls



Questions to the speakers






Andrew Herring – Litigation Partner, Pinsent Masons 

Andrew is a Litigation Partner in the highly ranked Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery Team at Pinsent Masons LLP. He leads the development of the firm's civil fraud and asset recovery practice in the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology sector, and regularly advises clients on their response to employee frauds and recovering resulting losses.

Andrew is an experienced commercial litigator and is listed in the latest editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. He has acted for clients on a wide variety of claims at all levels of the High Court including the Supreme Court. Andrew is experienced in both advancing and defending urgent interim court applications including worldwide freezing injunctions. He is also an accredited mediator, a current Vice-Chair of the Midlands Fraud Forum and a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. The focus of his work is high value, complex, multi-party disputes, investigations and injunctions. Andrew advises commercial victims of fraud in both the private and public sectors to implement effective legal strategies to recover losses caused by fraud, including cases involving theft of confidential information.

Andrew is currently acting for a European Government Agency in a c.£1.5bn damages claim in the London Commercial Court against around 100 Defendants, which has involved several Norwich Pharmacal disclosure applications, a Worldwide Freezing Order and Proprietary Injunction, and which supports a global litigation strategy with collateral litigation in Dubai, USA and Malaysia. This case has involved working with Liquidators of insolvent defendants to support the ongoing claims.

Andrew Donaldson – Forensic Partner, Dains LLP

Andrew is a Partner of Dains Forensic LLP. Andrew began his professional career with KPMG’s Birmingham office in 1985. During this time, Andrew gained experience of audit, accounting and corporate recovery work at a wide-range of organisations from small family businesses to quoted groups and multinationals.

Since 1992, he has specialised in forensic accounting work and participated in a number of significant financial investigations. Other forensic cases included: solicitor and director fraud, insolvent and wrongful trading, valuations, including matrimonial valuations, warranty and other commercial loss claims and professional negligence. Andrew formed Dains Forensic LLP in 2013.


Geoff Boyd  - Managing Director, MD5

Geoff Boyd left the National Crime Squad in 2003 to establish MD5 Ltd to provide digital forensic support  services for law firms, forensic accountants, law enforcement agencies and organisations in the private and public sectors. Geoff gained extensive expertise as a Financial Investigator/Computer Forensics specialist with Regional Crime Squads/National Crime Squad for over 11 years and previously for South Yorkshire Police for 3 years. He also provided support for the FBI, Royal Military Police, other local Police Forces and the Spanish law enforcement.

As MD5’s Managing Director, Geoff has recruited and supervises a team of digital forensic professionals to deliver a range of services including computer and mobile phone forensics, social media investigations, eforensic (eDisclosure) and data recovery. Geoff has continued to maintain his technical forensic skills and project manages investigations, supervises searches, provides statements and attends court as an expert witness.

He was instrumental in the success of MD5 being the first commercial organisation to achieve ISO17025 Accreditation for the forensic data capture of computers and computer related data storage devices. He has also been instrumental in the development of their software product Virtual Forensic Computing (VFC) that digital forensic practitioners worldwide benefit from. This software has been used by Government and law enforcement agencies internationally as well as law firms, forensic accountants, and organisations in the private and public sectors to assist on Fraud and Computer Forensic Investigations

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