What happens when a charity’s junior payroll clerk reports to a trustee his suspicions that the Financial Controller is siphoning off the charity’s funds to pay for building works on their house?  Find out in a discussion with experts from Stone King’s criminal and civil litigation teams, alongside a charity law and governance specialist and a forensic accountant as we get to grips with what went wrong in this case and how to deal with a case of financial fraud in your charity.  

Andrea Deegan is an Internal Auditor who has worked in the field of fraud prevention and investigations for over 20 years. She has spent time at RSM and PwC, and has a portfolio that consists of a range of public sector clients, including the NHS and clients in the education, housing and charity sectors. Her role involves helping a wide range of not-for-profit and corporate organisations develop a proactive approach to fraud prevention through their internal anti-fraud strategies, encompassing Fraud Risk Assessments, awareness activities, directed fraud detection work and investigation services.


Whilst responsible for developing a number of tools to assist organisations in developing anti-fraud arrangements and compliance with sector-specific, regulatory and legislative requirements, she also has responsibility for leading on wide ranging reactive investigations, ensuring they are compliant with overarching regulatory requirements.
Andrea’s coverage and review of the public sector’s implementation of the counter fraud agenda has been invaluable in developing innovative ways to tackle the obstructive counter fraud and bribery measures which are implemented and embedded in organisations.

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Clive Vergnaud, Senior Associate Solicitor, Stone King

Tony Pidgeon, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Team, Stone King

Matthew Graham, Partner, Head of Criminal Law Team, Stone King

Alexandra Weatherdon, Associate Solicitor, Stone King 

Andrea Deegan, Fraud Risk Services Director at RSM UK 

Tuesday 20 February 2024

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Finish: 2:00 pm