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Maggie Stillwell

Managing Partner for Talent in UK and Ireland, Ernst & Young LLP

She is responsible for all matters concerning the recruitment, retention and development of its staff. Maggie is also an experienced dispute advisory partner, specialising in expert witness and expert determinations. She has been with EY for over 19 years and has experience in a number of sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and financial services.

Maggie has a special interest in diversity and inclusiveness, including social mobility. Recently Maggie led the decision to change EY’s recruitment process by removing academic qualifications as a filter to its process for graduates and school leavers. Her other interest is talent development, having led the Firm’s Accelerated Leadership Program she is now leading the roll out of a fast track partner development process in collaboration with Oxford University’s Said Business School. Maggie is an accredited performance coach.

Maggie is currently leading a strategic review of EY’s approach to apprenticeships in recognition of the changes to UK Government policy in this area. EY has significant experience of delivering training programmes to school Leavers and graduates, including our EY Business Apprenticeship, and has been playing a pivotal role in the trailblazer committee designing apprenticeship standards for Professional Accountancy.

In her client work, Maggie has been actively involved in a wide range of forensic accountancy issues and claims including shareholder disputes, breach of contract disputes, employment claims, contractual disputes involving mergers and joint ventures, intellectual property disputes, licensing audits, accounting and financial irregularities. She has given expert witness testimony and acted as the expert on numerous determinations where the parties sought a final and binding decision.

Maggie is a regular speaker on expert determinations and breach of warranty claims. She is co-author in the December 2013 Global Law and Business publication ‘Arbitration of M&A Transactions’, where she authors the chapter on ‘Price adjustment and closing account disputes’ and a selected reviewer of the fifth edition of the Sweet & Maxwell publication ‘Expert Determination’.

Prior to specialising in dispute services, Maggie built up audit and corporate finance experience. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. Before she qualified, and joined a Big 4 professional services firm, Maggie worked in the financial services industry. She has a First Class Honours degree in Business from Edinburgh University and a dissertation prize winner. Maggie became a partner in 2008.