Quantuma appoints new director to lead eDiscovery offering
Business advisory firm Quantuma has established a new eDiscovery service to meet increased demand for electronic investigations from the legal sector.
Quantuma’s eDiscovery team is headed up by newly appointed director of eDiscovery Ben Hammerton, and will be an extension of the firm’s well established forensic accounting and investigations arm. Ben has over 12 years’ experience in providing professional services in the field of litigation, arbitration, and regulatory investigations, as well as managing dozens of eDiscovery projects from initial data collection, through processing and review, along to successful court production.
The eDiscovery service (also referred to as eDisclosure) will allow Quantuma to support legal professionals and their clients (in-house Counsel, IS, Risk, Compliance) in a variety of matter types, including litigation, regulatory, investigation, employment, and insolvency in a more efficient and advanced way. The new offering is designed to save Quantuma’s clients time and money by sorting and analysing high volumes of data to uncover key relevant information required for legal review.
As part of this launch, Quantuma has entered a strategic partnership with global AI giant Reveal-Brainspace (Reveal), which will provide the technology behind the service.
Quantuma will leverage all aspects of the Reveal platform, including processing, early case assessment, data analytics and legal review functionality. It also comprises a host of sophisticated “Augmented Intelligence” (AI) features, such as concept grouping/clustering, auto translation, automatic image labelling, sentiment analysis and technology assisted review (TAR/Machine Learning).
The eDiscovery team has already been successfully appointed on a number of projects using the Reveal platform, including multiple internal investigations, a cross border asset trace, an extortion investigation, an employee data theft dispute, and multiple insurance / construction contracts disputes. To accommodate these matters and others, there has been a high degree of collaboration between Quantuma teams and offices across London, Manchester, Cayman Islands and, newly launched, Dubai.
Established in 2013, Quantuma operates across more than 18 locations in the UK and 23 worldwide. The firm employs almost 300 people to provide its full range of advisory services, including restructuring and insolvency, financial advisory, corporate finance, forensic accounting and investigations, and cross-border asset recovery work.
Gavin Pearson, head of forensic accounting & investigations at Quantuma, said: “We are constantly reviewing our offering at Quantuma to ensure we are able to provide a full suite of unrivalled business advisory services across the UK and in our key global territories. Having Ben onboard, coupled with the implementation of the Reveal platform, will create greater efficiencies leading to better outcomes for our clients, particularly the legal community.”
Ben Hammerton, director of eDiscovery at Quantuma, added: “The growth of eDiscovery has dramatically increased, even throughout the pandemic, with clients far more comfortable in the use of technology to save time, and importantly money, when dealing with legal disputes. Quantuma is in a unique position due to their service range and office locations, and so establishing this extension of its popular forensic accounting arm, I am excited to be onboard and helping to drive that journey in the coming months and years.”