Hamish Russell is a Manager in the Forensic Accounting team situated in FRA’s London office. He has over 6 years of experience in forensic accounting, working on investigations and disputes across a variety of sectors including oil and gas, shipping, entertainment and aerospace.

Recently, Hamish has provided expert forensic support to a number of complex dispute resolutions including for a large oil and gas company in a USD 2 billion litigation. This included insolvency and projected performance analysis based on financial statements, support for settlement mediation and other legal proceedings, and a highly complex damages calculation. The calculation of damages involved consolidating a variety of data sources and assumptions in order to model a number of different scenarios based on the legal arguments. Hamish helped incorporate forensic technology and data analytics to develop a model and identify crucial evidence faster and more effectively.

Hamish also supported an investigation into allegations of bribery and fraud against a FTSE 100 entertainment company. He helped identify areas of accounting fraud before supporting the eventual profit disgorgement and fine calculations.

Hamish was also part of the team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities. He performed detailed analysis of complex accounting and structured data to identify potentially fraudulent transactions.

Previously, Hamish worked in KPMG’s Forensic team in London. Hamish provided forensic accounting support for a number of investigations including accounting fraud, asset misappropriation and procurement fraud.

Hamish is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Bristol University. Hamish is conversational in French.

Authority experience

Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
Parquet National Financier (PNF)
US Department of Justice (DOJ)

Awards & Recognition


Counter Fraud Specialist
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)



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