Dow Schofield Watts Forensic LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of new partner, Kate Beckett.

DSW Forensic Team

Dow Schofield Watts, the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm with offices in the North West and North East of England, has continued its expansion with the appointment of Kate Beckett as a partner to its Forensic team.  Kate’s arrival takes professional staff numbers at Dow Schofield Watts to 39.

Kate joins DSW Forensic LLP from Deloitte LLP.  Kate will work alongside Graham Nunns and Michael Brian to provide advisory, dispute and investigation services to their growing national network of lawyers and corporate clients from the Dow Schofield Watts Leeds office.

Kate, a Chartered Accountant with over ten years’ experience, has specialised in forensic accounting since 2006 and has worked on a broad range of forensic assignments including:

▪       loss of profits;

▪       share and business valuations;

▪       accounting, contractual and completion account disputes;

▪       personal injury;

▪       professional negligence;

▪       forensic technology;

▪       fraud and other financial investigations; and

▪       financial crime advisory work.

Kate has also spent time on secondment in industry; firstly managing the process of collating and analysing information held by an organisation using forensic technology processes, and more recently at a ‘Big Four’ bank assisting their Financial Crime team.

Kate said: “I am excited to be joining such an entrepreneurial and forward thinking organisation. The opportunity to work with like-minded, high calibre colleagues was hugely appealing and I look forward to using my experience to grow the already rapidly expanding Forensic practice further.”

Michael Brian, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts Forensic LLP said: “The addition of Kate’s talent and experience to our team means that we are now even better equipped to deliver the quality and value that our clients have already come to expect.”

James Dow, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts added: “It is typical of the Dow Schofield Watts philosophy that talented people are attracted to our growing and dynamic business.  The addition of Kate to the team will strengthen our ability to deliver partner led, quality services to our expanding client base.”