Forensic accountants and insolvency practitioners Inquesta has strengthened its team with the arrival of John Rafferty and Adam Horley.

John, aged 49, has more than 20 years’ experience in forensic accounting, having previously worked at the Serious Fraud Office, PwC and BTG Global Risk Partners.

He joins Manchester-based Inquesta as a senior manager at a time when the practice is experiencing rapid growth in demand for its services, especially over consequential loss claims arising from mis-sold interest rate swap products.

Adam, aged 24, has joined the firm as a trainee chartered accountant after graduating in law and criminology from Sheffield University.

Inquesta director and co-founder Rob Miller said: “These two appointments illustrate the strong growth our firm has enjoyed since its inception two years ago.

“Adam is an important recruit for the future of the firm, and we look forward to seeing him develop his career with us.

“John has a wealth of experience and is a key appointment for our forensic accounting operation.

“With an increase in demand for our services across the board, particularly in the light of the interest rate swap mis-selling scandal, we anticipate these appointments will be the first of many.”