EY’s new North West-based forensic technology hub has opened for business with the professional services firm having already appointed 12 people to work in the facility.
The firm’s first dedicated forensic technology hub outside of London, the £650,000 Manchester lab specialises in eDiscovery, which involves collecting, managing and analysing data for legal disputes and regulatory investigations, for clients across the UK.
EY has hired nine new Associates and Executives, and three people from its London-based team have moved to work in the lab, taking headcount in its Forensic Technology and Discovery Services (FTDS) practice in the North West to 14. The practice is also working closely with higher education institutions in the region, with industrial placement student Maciej Hupalo having joined EY for a year from the University of Central Lancashire.
The team has promoted Chris Brown, Tom Jackson and Seth Hughes to the position of Manager, and Jack Evans to Executive. Tom, Seth and Jack have all joined from EY’s London office.
EY expects to create a further 38 jobs within the lab over the next two years.