Meet the Team

Quintel’s team is drawn from the British Intelligence communities, legal investigative backgrounds, finance and property specialists. Quintel is registered with the Association of British Investigators, working with the Law Society of England and Wales.

Nicholas Connon


Nicholas specialises in the real world application of intelligence with a recent focus on enforcement  considerations, working with private clients, legal teams and litigation funders to ensure enforcement is practical before, during and after legal disputes.

Quintel Intelligence COO Paul Oakley

Paul Oakley


Paul has a wealth of experience in the management of complex investigations.  Recently, he has become integral to the risk, due diligence and compliance programmes of several multinational corporations.  He has also conducted discreet investigations for A-List celebrities.  

Quintel Intelligence Case Officer Louise Foster

Louise Foster

Case Officer

Louise has a background as an Intelligence Analyst with the Metropolitan and City of London Police, and is experienced in asset tracing inquiries, enhanced due diligence investigations and sector risk analysis.


Quintel Intelligence Researcher James Pascall

James Pascall

Team Leader

James has a background in conducting due-diligence and risk-profiling investigations.  James has a BA in War Studies, specialising in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency in the contemporary world.


Quintel Intelligence Researcher Holly Hellier

Holly Hellier

Team Leader

Holly has worked in the intelligence industry for 7 years with a background in activist extremism investigations.  Her key areas of expertise are in security insights, enhanced due diligence investigations and social media tracking and analysis.  

Alex Balkham

Intelligence Researcher

After studying at the University of Manchester, Alex worked as a police officer with West Midlands Police. In this role, he specialised in utilising community intelligence and social media to support criminal investigation and prosecution.

Jessica Flory

Intelligence Researcher

After graduating with a master’s in international relations from Manchester University, Jessica worked as a cyber intelligence analyst with a focus on geopolitical, cyber risk and misinformation campaign as well as social media analysis.


Flora Ramsden

Intelligence Researcher

Flora completed her Bachelor of Laws at the London School of Economics in July 2022, specializing in IT, Media, and Company law. Her previous experience includes working for firms in the legal and intelligence sectors in both London and Singapore. Flora’s legal background is combined with proficient knowledge of geopolitical issues.

Sir Anthony Hooper KC


Sir Anthony Hooper retired from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in September 2012. He is the inaugural Judicial Fellow of the Judicial Institute of University College, London, where he is also an honorary Professor.

Sir Anthony undertakes cases in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. As a former Lord Justice of Appeal he may act as an independent investigator, expert witness, mediator, arbitrator and monitor and as an advisor on compliance programmes. Sir Anthony is an expert on issues of fraud, bribery, confiscation, money laundering and related criminal and civil activity arising in the United Kingdom and in other countries. He is currently a consultant to the Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative, a joint programme of the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

James Ramsden KC


Described in the authoritative guide to the UK Bar, Chambers & Partners, as “an absolute star” James Ramsden KC has an expansive international practice in commercial dispute resolution, regulatory, media and sports law. James has particular expertise in international fraud, asset tracing, money laundering compliance and anti-terrorist financing.

James acts in complex financial and professional regulatory proceedings and is Panel Counsel retained by the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority and by ICAEW and IPReg. James is an expert in cyber security.


James Hart


James advises Ukrainian private clients and international NPL funds on asset recovery strategies in multiple jurisdictions. He co-founded Hillmont Partners in 2016. His clients include companies listed on stock exchanges in London, Paris, Singapore, New York and Toronto.

He also currently consults international companies with operations in Ukraine on matters ranging from dispute resolution to due diligence and M&A.

James has been an advisor to the former Prime Minister of Ukraine and former First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.  He has provided advice on matters of reform, trade and investment to Ukraine’s government.