Kathryn Britten

Kathryn Britten

Managing Director

Firm or Organisation
AlixPartners

Present Position
Managing Director at AlixPartners in their Forensic Services Department

Type of Practitioner
Arbitrator, Counsel, Expert, Forensic consultant, Mediator

Nationality
british

Country of Residence
United Kingdom

Practice Areas
Not available

Experience
Kathryn has 40 years’ experience in the accounting profession. For the last 24 years her focus has been in expert witness and dispute advisory services in particular pre-action advice, litigation support and alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert determination. She has also undertaken many forensic investigations.

Bar Admission
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Education
Kathryn has a degree in Mathematics. She trained with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. In 1990 she joined BDO, where she became an audit partner (until 2005) and a forensic partner, eventually becoming the UK National Head of Forensic Accounting. She joined KPMG in 2010 where she was Chairman of KPMG Forensic UK until 2016 and is now a Managing Director at AlixPartners.

Publications
Not available

Teaching
Not available

Other Information
Kathryn specialises in Dispute Advisory Services including providing privileged advice, as an Expert Witness in litigation and international arbitration, and as an Expert Determiner. Kathryn has a degree in Mathematics. She trained with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. In 1990 she joined BDO, where she became an audit partner (until 2005) and a forensic partner, eventually becoming the UK National Head of Forensic Accounting. She joined KPMG in 2010 where she was Chairman of KPMG Forensic UK until 2016 and is now a Managing Director at AlixPartners. Kathryn has 40 years’ experience in the accounting profession. For the last 24 years her focus has been in expert witness and dispute advisory services in particular pre-action advice, litigation support and alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert determination. She has also undertaken many forensic investigations. Kathryn’s industry experience is very broad and includes, natural resources, construction, financial services, retail and consumer goods, travel manufacturing, telecoms, professional services, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and the public sector. Kathryn is one of the UK’s most senior and experienced accountancy expert witnesses, having written hundreds of reports and given oral evidence on many occasions. She has extensive experience in high profile, international cases where she has acted for both claimants and defendants. Kathryn is regularly appointed jointly by parties as an Expert Determiner and is a member of the scheme under which Expert Determiners are appointed by the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the ICAEW). Kathryn is particularly known for her keen analytical mind. Her wealth of experience, and ability to identify and articulate the critical issues, have enabled her to provide clear and robust testimony and also to assist with many pre-action exchanges that have resulted in successful and significant settlements outside the courts. Kathryn’s many years’ experience as an auditor, and her current audit and accounting knowledge, mean that she is well placed to identify and assess the key issues that are relevant in considering causation and quantum Kathryn’s testimonials include: “brilliant” “…one of the foremost expert witness in the UK”; “extremely knowledgeable and professional”; and “great ability to adapt to the client’s needs”. Kathryn is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Academy of Experts. She is past Chair of the Audit Committee of the ICAEW and has been a member of the ICAEW Council (its ultimate governing body) since 2013.

CV
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Email
kbritten@alixpartners.com

Professional Address

Address
6 New Street Square

City
London

Country
United Kingdom

Telephone
0207 098 7400

Mobile
Not available

Email
kbritten@alixpartners.com

Site
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-britten-fca-0428815/?originalSubdomain=uk