Darren Mullins joins HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages Practice in Dubai as Partner

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces a key hire in its Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages (FACD) practice as Darren Mullins joins the firm as Partner based in Dubai. 

Darren has over 18 years of experience and is a distinguished expert in forensic and cyber investigations. Specialising in financial crime, digital evidence recovery, electronic discovery, and data analytics, he has worked across a large spectrum of industries. He has garnered recognition for his expertise, having assisted many major, prolific companies in various regions around the world.  

“I am thrilled to welcome Darren to HKA and to our Partner team. As our FACD service offering continues to develop and expand, Darren will be an influential addition to our growth strategy, working alongside Clare Lavin, Partner Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages out of Dubai, as well as the wider EMEA team.”

Stuart Ells, Partner, Chief Growth and Operations Officer, EMEA

With previous posts at Accuracy, KPMG, Deloitte and EY, Darren has led diverse teams in delivering forensic investigations services tackling fraud, financial crime, cyber breaches and intellectual property theft. Further to his experience, Darren acts as an expert witness and has provided invaluable insight on a range of complex litigation matters.  

Darren said: “I am delighted to join HKA, a firm renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation. As I embark on this new chapter, I look forward to leveraging my expertise in forensic investigations to further enhance HKA’s innovative approach to delivering exceptional solutions for our clients worldwide. Together with HKA’s talented team, I am confident that we will continue to push boundaries and set new standards of excellence in the industry.”


Headquartered in the UK, HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defence, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

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NameJude Wilson-Brown
TitleMarketing & Communications Director, Middle East and Africa
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