Since becoming an accountant in 2002, the broad and international experience of Debbie Revill, director at Haberman Ilett, has seen her tackle many high value, complicated disputes across a broad range of sectors. All of which make her an interesting subject for this ‘Spotlight on…’, the latest in our series.
Debbie graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in accountancy and finance and immediately focused on forensic accounting, initially in a boutique firm and then at a Big Four accounting firm. Whilst her work has covered all aspects of forensics, including fraud investigations, for the last ten years her specialism has been disputes. As a director, she has mostly been involved in disputes in the oil and gas and financial services sectors.
Debbie is used to working alongside industry specialists and technical experts, enabling her to bring more than her accounting knowledge to a case. She enjoys complex modelling and also draws on her industry specific knowledge and awareness of external factors to understand the broader context of the numbers. She has substantial experience of working on cases in the UK and overseas courts and under international arbitration tribunals. Debbie has helped lawyers prepare for cross examination, as well as been present in court and hearings, on many occasions. She also has mediation experience.
Debbie is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an active member of several of the UK’s leading international arbitration groups, including the Young International Arbitration Group and the ICC Young Arbitration Forum, where she is a Rising Star. She is responsible for marketing and business development at Haberman Ilett.