World leading provider of expert services
Who we are
Haberman Ilett provides accounting and financial expert witness and related services in UK and international litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. We provide expert evidence in matters arising from commercial and contractual claims, shareholder disputes, investment treaty claims, competition and anti-trust cases, and those arising out of corporate transactions. We also act as the expert determiner, or for the buyer or seller, in completion accounts disputes.
What makes us different
We distinguish ourselves from our competitors by offering a truly independent service. Where large firms are constrained by their wider commercial relationships, we are a dedicated forensic firm that combines the knowledge and experience gained by our team in the Big Four and other firms with the agility and focus that comes with being a specialist practice. If there is an accounting, valuation or financial aspect to your dispute, please contact any of our partners.
The firm is made up of over 30 professionals working on cases where the damages claimed range from USD 10 million to more than USD 10 billion. So far in our short history, members of the Haberman Ilett team have given evidence in the witness box over 40 times and we have been involved in more than 100 cases. Our founding partners, Philip Haberman and Frank Ilett, are two of the best-known expert witnesses in the world. Between them they gained more than 30 years’ partner experience before launching Haberman Ilett LLP in September 2013.
Training for lawyers
Since its inception, Haberman Ilett has been providing tailored formal and informal training seminars to barristers, law firms and other members of the legal community. These interactive seminars help lawyers develop their understanding of both financial matters and other quantum considerations relevant to disputes. They are delivered at a time and place of their recipients’ choosing, either in-person or virtually.
If your team of litigation or arbitration lawyers or barristers would like to find out more about our training sessions, please contact any of our team.
Tailored to Requirements
Previous seminars have covered a broad range of topics, but can be tailored as required:
- Demystifying accounts – an opportunity to turn the pages of a real set of accounts and understand how to extract the most relevant information.
- Cross-examination – based on a case study, an opportunity to practice cross-examination on members of our team and experience the potential realities of a hearing.
- Valuation basics – understand the principles on which experts base their valuations, cover topics such as what is meant by value.
- Working with an expert – an interactive session exploring topics such as why and when to instruct an expert, choosing the right expert and how to collaborate effectively.
- Group consolidation – explore the concepts and basic mechanisms of consolidation, as well as reviewing examples of consolidated financial statements.
Inspiring and encouraging women working at all levels
Since our inception, the Haberman Ilett Women’s Network has played an important role in inspiring us and the female litigators and arbitrators in our community.
The Women’s Network was founded by one of our partners, Liz Perks, who has since been joined by two other female partners, Vikki Wall in October 2016 and Debbie Revill in April 2018. The network aims to inspire and encourage women working at all levels within litigation and arbitration to reach their career goals without jeopardising their personal priorities. The network provides opportunities for like-minded professional women to connect and share their experiences in a relaxed environment.
We host various events throughout the year which are open to female litigators and arbitrators of all levels. If you would like to become a member of our network, or are interested in attending our next event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Group history
A reflection of our Group history and origins, dating from 2004 to the present
IT Group UK founded by Tony Sykes as a specialist IT dispute consultancy, based in Shropshire
Black Rock Programme Management, trading as Blackrock PM, founded by world-renowned delay expert David Barry
Jason Coyne joins IT Group UK as company relocates to Lancashire
Launch of The Haberman Partnership LLP by world-renowned quantum expert and founding partner, Philip Haberman in September 2013
Blackrock PM appoints construction expert Joanne Prior to establish new quantum team
Frank Ilett joins The Haberman Partnership LLP
Valery Knyazev joins The Haberman Partnership LLP in September 2014
The Haberman Partnership LLP becomes Haberman Ilett LLP
Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year
UK private equity firm Dunedin takes a minority stake in Blackrock PM, providing a platform for growth and expansion
First Blackrock PM international office opens at Latifa Towers in Dubai, UAE
Blackrock PM ranked 44th in The Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 small- and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales
In April, Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year for the second consecutive year
Vikki Wall promoted to partnership in October 2016
Blackrock PM awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade
Blackrock PM ranked 36th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales
Black Rock Programme Management, trading as Blackrock PM, renamed as Blackrock Expert Services
Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year for the third consecutive year
Blackrock Expert Services forms a new partnership with specialist international asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), replacing Dunedin, and providing both debt and equity financial support
Blackrock Expert Services relocates to new corporate headquarters at the Grade II-listed Adelphi building by the Strand in London, England
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 87th in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales
Blackrock Expert Services opens international office in Paris, France
Debbie Revill promoted to partnership in April 2018
David Barry named Who’s Who Legal’s Construction Expert Witness of the Year
Haberman Ilett ranked 3rd in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power index
Blackrock Expert Services acquires Preston-based IT Group UK, expanding expert services offering to include technology
Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year for the fourth consecutive year
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 95th in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales
Haberman Ilett continues to perform impressively with all seven partners named as leading expert witnesses in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 162nd in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales
Blackrock Expert Services merges with Haberman Ilett, adding expert accounting and valuation services to its portfolio
Haberman Ilett ranked 3rd in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index for the second year
Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s (WWL’s) Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year for the 5th consecutive year
IT Group UK becomes RelativityOne certified partner in the UK for SaaS cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions
Martello Financial Services launched to provide expert financial services, led by Director, Richard Moore
Blackrock Expert Services, IT Group UK, Haberman Ilett and Martello Financial Services unite under a new global brand, Blackrock Expert Services Group
All seven Haberman Ilett partners continue to be recognised as Global Leaders in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal