YHFF ™ MASTERCLASS Employee fraud and the HR Perspective

Thursday 24 September 2020

Please note that due to Coronavirus restrictions, this Masterclass will be delivered online. Joining instructions will be circulated in due course.

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Kitson of Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Martyn Potter of Martyn Potter HR Solutions to the September Masterclass hosted by YHFF.

The discovery of employee fraud within any organisation often leads to a difficult time for the leaders in that organisation. Loss of trust, blame, potential business failure/damage, management time, costs of investigation are just some of the immediate concerns.

In addition there are the human resources elements that inevitably arise – ensuring that those involved in the fraud are treated correctly from a legal perspective considering terminations of employment and the risk of employment tribunals. There will be recovery aspects, the involvement of law enforcement, and dealing with the damage.

In this Masterclass we will discuss the support that HR provides from within the business, both in respect of preventative measures against fraud, and also upon discovering a fraud. We will be demystifying employment law in respect to preventing and investigating fraud and we will also hear about how to avoid the pitfalls within an investigation and hopefully how to ultimately avoid lengthy tribunals.


Rebecca Kitson – Partner, Employment, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Rebecca has over 16 years’ specialist experience in the employment field acting for large corporates on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Rebecca’s key specialisms include TUPE, large scale redundancy and restructuring projects, investigations and high value tribunal litigation. Rebecca is an experienced tribunal advocate and a regular speaker at seminars and roundtable events. Rebecca also provides training to clients on a variety of topics such as investigations, TUPE, discrimination, disciplinary and grievances and absence management.


Martyn Potter – Martyn Potter HR Solutions

Martyn is a CIPD qualified HR Consultant with over 25 years’ experience of advising and working with a variety of public, private and not for profit organisations across the UK on people, strategic and change management issues. He is also a CMI-qualified executive business coach, a UK Mediation-qualified Mediator and a Mental Health First Aider.

He established his business in 2008 whilst working on a part time basis for BDO LLP (formerly PKF LLP), a ‘Top 6’ Firm of business advisers, primarily in their Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield offices. The majority of his time at BDO LLP was spent working with larger family-owned businesses and publically-funded organisations such as Training and Enterprise Councils, Business Links, NGOs, Executive Government Agencies and Housing Associations. Whilst at BDO, he spent time working in a number of departments including corporate finance, internal audit, forensic and business advisory. Working part-time in his own business gave him exposure to start-up, micro and SME businesses and access to funded business support programmes through intermediaries such as Enterprising Barnsley, Winning Pitch, Pera and Leeds LEP.


16.00Welcome & Introduction
16.05Employee FraudRebecca Kitson
16.50HR PerspectiveMartyn Potter
17.35Q & A

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Attendance at this valuable Masterclass is free for all current YHFF™ members.

If you are unable to attend in person a colleague is welcome to attend in your place; simply let us have the name of your replacement.


For non-members the cost will be £30 plus VAT (£36). This price includes membership of the YHFF™ with access to the final Masterclass in the membership year to 30 September 2019. Payment is required prior to attendance at the event and is non-refundable.

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Bank: TSB
Account name: The Yorkshire and Humber Fraud Forum Limited
Sort Code: 30-94-53 Account number: 19748468

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