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

Assistant Operations 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

Case Officer

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.

Jessica Flory

Team Leader

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.


Sophie Snook

Sophie Snook

Team Leader

Sophie has a joint bachelor’s in International Relations and Philosophy and a master’s in Middle Eastern Politics and Arabic, in which she focused on terror and insurgency groups and security studies. Her experience includes working as a geopolitical threat analyst for multiple clients, where she assessed political and security risks to their operations, and conducting country risk analysis and open source investigations.

Liz Gahan

Liz Gahan

Intelligence Researcher

Elizabeth graduated with a BSc in Security and Crime Science from UCL in 2023. She specialised in understanding crime and security threats, terrorism, and data analysis. Her other experience includes working with the City of London Police’s problem-solving division to identify data driven solutions to crime events.


Leonardo Luciano

Leonardo Luciano

Intelligence Researcher

Leonardo graduated from University College London in 2023 with a degree in History, Politics and Economics with a focus on Russian and Eastern European studies. His background includes experience in corporate intelligence and enhanced due diligence. Leonardo brings language skills to the team, having previously conducted work in Russian, French and Italian.

Ben Joyes

Benjamin Joyes


Ben is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a Leading Junior Barrister in Extradition and International Crime. He is recommended by the Legal 500 as a “powerful advocate” with a “thorough knowledge of both international criminal law and extradition.” Ben’s practice is focused upon cases that have an international dimension. He specialises in extradition, business crime and international criminal and humanitarian law. Ben has acted in some of the most high-profile international criminal cases of the last decade. He advises multinational corporate clients and prosecuting authorities on investigations involving sanctions and cross-border corruption.

Michael Clohisy


Michael has an extensive legal and commercial background and international experience within the global sports industry. Michael’s past experience includes executive and legal positions with: private mediation and arbitration firm JAMS; international consulting firm Publicis Sapient; asset manager State Street Global Advisors (SSgA); and Boston-area law firm Spillane & Mrowka LLP. Michael also served as an NFL player-agent for 14 years, and is licensed to practice law.

Michael currently provides counsel to corporate and individual clients, and legal matters involving: sports tech; data governance, compliance, privacy, and protection; enforcement and protection of IP rights, right of publicity, name/image/likeness (NIL), and image rights; the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); defamation, deepfakes, and disinformation campaigns; reputation and crisis management; the NFL and its Players’ Association (NFLPA); E.U. and U.K. football players and clubs; mediation/arbitration hearings; sports integrity and anti-doping; and gambling enterprises.

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.