Digital forensics expert joins Deliotte

New man Paul Slater (left) with Adam Smith, head of Deloitte’s forensic and dispute services practice in Birmingham

Business advisory firm Deloitte has expanded its forensic and dispute services practice in Birmingham with the appointment of Paul Slater as assistant director.

Paul will be responsible for heading up the team’s new analytics and forensic technology business, which provides digital forensic and e-discovery services to clients.

A former police officer in Greater Manchester, Paul has more than 18 years’ experience of conducting investigations, with the last 13 years spent specialising in both criminal and civil digital forensics work.

After leaving law enforcement, Paul joined the digital investigation team at QinetiQ, where he was responsible for the development of its commercial and e-discovery digital investigation services. In 2007, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic technology solutions team in Birmingham, during which time he was seconded to the Serious Fraud Office as interim head of its Digital Forensics Unit. 

Adam Smith, partner and head of Deloitte’s forensic and dispute services practice in Birmingham, said: “We have witnessed a growing demand for forensic technology services due to the increasing number of businesses that now hold all their data electronically. This is a trend we are seeing all over the country, which has led to the regional expansion of Deloitte’s forensic technology business.

“Paul’s appointment represents a new chapter for the Birmingham team and his experience in this specialist area will be hugely beneficial as we continue to grow the practice.”

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