A new global brand
BLACKROCK EXPERT SERVICES GROUP is the new global brand that unites Blackrock Expert Services, IT Group, Haberman Ilett and Martello Financial Services
instructed by over 70 leading global law firms
diverse staff of a collective 24 nationalities
experience spanning six continents
Our unique proposition
Blackrock Expert Services Group is a specialist firm of construction, technology, accounting and financial services professionals, all experts in our respective fields.
Collectively, our service proposition is unique – a range of expert witness, dispute resolution, advisory, investigative and electronic discovery services that are beyond dispute, spanning global industries across the world’s continents.
When our clients are faced with complex challenges, risk and uncertainty, disagreements and disputes, we understand the difficulties they are experiencing. And when complexity needs clarity, we apply our knowledge and expertise to give insightful, independent and objective advice and expert opinion that our clients and their lawyers can rely on.
Our professionalism, attention to detail, independence and integrity set us apart.
Access to the world’s leading construction, technology, accounting and financial services experts
Indisputable expert services for our clients
With over 160 professionals based in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, Blackrock Expert Services Group provides clients and partners with seamless access to the world’s most highly regarded and respected accounting, delay, engineering, financial services, information technology and quantum experts. The unifying of four brands – Blackrock Expert Services, IT Group, Haberman Ilett and Martello Financial Services – unites our group of expert advisory, dispute resolution and investigation specialists to form an integrated service offering for global industries across the world’s continents.
Proud recipients of high-profile industry awards
We are proud of our industry awards, accolades and recognition for our performance, hard work and commitment. In 2017, we won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for our outstanding sales growth in overseas markets. We are regular contributors to Who’s Who Legal, the world’s leading guide to lawyers and consulting experts, and its sister publication Global Arbitration Review and have been named Expert Witness of the Year for both Construction and Arbitration (for the fifth consecutive year).
A reflection of our history and origins, dating from 2004 to the present
IT Group UK founded by Tony Sykes as a specialist IT dispute consultancy, based in Newport, Shropshire
IT Group UK relocates to offices in Telford, Shropshire
Black Rock Programme Management, trading as Blackrock PM, founded by world-renowned delay expert David Barry
Jason Coyne joins IT Group UK as company relocates to Preston Technology Management Centre, Lancashire
IT Group UK adopts Intella Connect, a web-enabled, browser-based document review platform
Launch of The Haberman Partnership LLP by founding partner, Philip Haberman, joined by Liz Perks and Vikki Wall
Blackrock PM appoints quantum expert Joanne Prior to establish new quantum team
Frank Ilett joins The Haberman Partnership LLP
The Haberman Partnership LLP becomes Haberman Ilett LLP
UK private equity firm Dunedin takes a minority stake in Blackrock PM, providing a platform for growth and expansion
First Blackrock PM international office opens at Latifa Towers in Dubai, UAE
Blackrock PM ranked 44th in The Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 small- and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales
IT Group relocates to Lockside Office Park in Preston as the company continues to expand
Blackrock PM awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade
Blackrock PM ranked 36th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales
Black Rock Programme Management, trading as Blackrock PM, renamed as Blackrock Expert Services
Blackrock Expert Services forms a new partnership with specialist international asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), replacing Dunedin, and providing both debt and equity financial support
Blackrock Expert Services relocates to new corporate headquarters at the Grade II-listed Adelphi building by the Strand in London, England
Blackrock Expert Services agrees three-year sponsorship deal with Ireland Men’s Sevens rugby team
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 87th in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales
Blackrock Expert Services opens international office in Paris, France
David Barry named Who’s Who Legal’s Construction Expert Witness of the Year
Blackrock Expert Services acquires Preston-based IT Group UK, expanding expert services offering to include technology
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 95th in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales
Blackrock Expert Services ranked 162nd in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales
Blackrock Expert Services merges with Haberman Ilett, adding expert accounting and valuation services to its portfolio
Haberman Ilett ranked 3rd in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index
Philip Haberman named Who’s Who Legal’s (WWL’s) Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year for the 5th consecutive year
IT Group UK becomes RelativityOne certified partner in the UK for SaaS cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions
Martello Financial Services launched to provide expert financial services, led by Director, Richard Moore
Blackrock Expert Services, IT Group UK, Haberman Ilett and Martello Financial Services unite under a new global brand, Blackrock Expert Services Group