Solicitor | Tenet Compliance & Litigation
Liane advises on a wide variety of commercial fraud based investigation and litigation cases, typically focused on issues of fraud affecting SMEs and individuals. Liane has a particular interest in fraud committed by agents and employees as well as assisting victims in responding to Authorised Push Payment fraud.
Prior to joining Tenet in 2016, Liane spent almost a decade advising large insurance companies on defending and resisting fraudulent claims at a large national law firm. She developed a niche for insurance fraud, investigating and litigating large scale fraudulent schemes against major insurance companies, leading a team of fraud ring specialists.
Vicky Barclay MSc, BSc(Hons), ACFS
Course Director, Fraud Investigation Management with Professional Experience MSc at Coventry University and leads on other modules including Policing and Society, and Professional Experience for Postgraduates.
With an 18 year career in local government including roles such Fraud Investigator, Appeals Officer and Project Manager before moving to Coventry University; Vicky has an excellent understanding of the importance of fraud prevention and investigation. Along with a BSc in Criminal Investigation, a MSc in Fraud Investigation Management and the ACFS qualification Vicky brings experience of investigating allegations of fraud and misconduct, preparing and presenting cases to Tribunal and of writing and implementing changes in policy and procedure. She also volunteers with Warwickshire Police in an oversight capacity, as the Chair of her local Independent Advisory Group, ensuring the community can input into local policing issues.
She says “through my career and study, I have come to understand the necessity of good policy and procedure which can make or break an investigation. I enjoy teaching and bring my passion for fraud prevention and policing to my students through discussion and debate”.
Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University, Coventry CV1-5FD
Tel: 024 7765 8734
Senior Associate in Commercial Dispute Resolution
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in Birmingham.
Victoria works on a mix of high value domestic and cross-border disputes and regularly works with clients in the Aerospace, Automotive and Water Sectors. Her recent experience includes acting for a utilities provider in respect of a high value dispute arising out of a business disposal, acting for an engineering construction company in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry and acting for a FTSE 100 company on its liability to customers as a result of product durability issues. Victoria was identified as an Acritas Star lawyer in 2018 and is described by clients as delivering "excellent, succinct, commercial and pragmatic advice".
Victoria is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s UK Civil Fraud Team and often advises clients on anti-bribery and corruption compliance. Victoria has also been a Director of the Midlands Fraud Forum since May 2015, and a member of the Steering Committee since 2013. In 2019, she was a finalist in the legal category for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year after having been nominated as a result of her work with the Midlands Fraud Forum.
Gurpreet Singh Kallar JP ACA ACFS | KPMG Forensic
Gurpreet is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) with over ten years consulting experience. Gurpreet completed his ACA training with KPMG Forensic and also has experience in internal audit, external audit and M&A work.
Gurpreet works with corporate and financial services clients delivering a wide range of Forensic services including anti-bribery and corruption, contract compliance, disputes, financial crime, fraud risk management, investigations and regulatory compliance. No two days are the same as a forensic accountant as we can be interviewing stakeholders, gathering and securing evidence, performing email reviews, drafting reports and liaising with different parties to identify the facts. We frequently work with lawyers and are often required to give evidence in court. Put simply, we are ‘searching for the truth’.
In 2020, Gurpreet was appointed as a Magistrate listening to cases brought to court by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Ciaran Sherlock is a qualified chartered accountant and certified fraud examiner with fourteen years’ experience conducting financial investigations and audits both in the UK and overseas. He specializes in managing teams undertaking proactive and reactive financial investigations as well as forensic audits into fraud, corruption and abuse in donor funded aid programs. He predominantly works with international development organisations including United Nations bodies to ensure funding is spent as intended, compliance with regulations, supply chain due diligence as well as undertaking fraud investigations on their behalf.
Previously he worked in RSM’s forensic accounting department, which involved producing expert reports for use before the UK courts on both civil and criminal matters including commercial matters, matrimonial disputes, insolvent and wrongful trading, criminal defense and prosecution cases as well as confiscations under the proceeds of crime act. He trained and qualified with a predecessor firm of RSM, initially undertaking audit and assurance work for a variety of companies from small family businesses to publicly listed companies.