Investigations law firm

Do you need external lawyers to conduct an independent internal investigation within your organisation?

Internal investigations can be tricky things to get right. That’s why our lawyers are hugely experienced at conducting internal investigations for a wide variety of organisations, associations, businesses and charities. To speak to one of our expert lawyers today, call us on 02920 829 100 or use our online contact form. We are an award-winning law firm renowned for our experience and expertise in conducting investigations fairly and properly.

What sort of internal investigations can we help you with?

Whatever type of internal investigation you need help with, our investigations team will be able to help. Whether you need assistance with workplace investigations, employment investigations, regulatory investigations, international investigations or investigations relating to alleged bribery and corruption, civil fraud or complex issues involving public inquiries, our investigations team are able to offer you the full range of their expertise.

How do we approach internal investigations?

We would start any investigation by setting out the potential scope of that investigation. For example, detailed and well-thought through terms of reference are an important aspect to a fair and comprehensive investigation. Investigations without good terms of reference tend to run into problems. Next up, conducting interviews is a skill that our experts have huge experience in. Having the right investigations space so that interviewees feel comfortable and confident to speak honestly is crucial. Information sharing is also another crucial aspect of any investigation.

What else can we help you with?

We understand that there are other non-legal issues often running alongside any ongoing investigation. For example, issues such as crisis management and reputation management are relevant considerations when it comes to any investigation. Our multi disciplinary team of investigations lawyers (which includes experts in areas such as dispute resolution and employment) can help clients think about how their investigations should proceed. We can also help where there are cross border investigations (e.g. spanning multiple jurisdictions) ongoing and you need to think about the cross border implications of an ongoing investigation.

Who do we typically conduct investigations for?

Our clients vary greatly, from private companies and financial institutions to charities and housing associations. Our team of experts can offer their considerable expertise to guide clients through the minefield of an investigation. They have also been involved in a number of very high profile investigations (including high profile cases involving things as diverse as bullying, harassment and allegations of money laundering).

What sorts of issues do we investigate?

Whether an investigation is about money laundering, allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, financial services or anything else, our team of lawyers can cover the full spectrum of investigation services. We generally do not get involved with tax investigations or those relating to tax fraud or tax evasion (particularly those relating to global investigations and the middle east). Therefore, if an investigations involves issues of tax fraud, our team would be able to suggest someone else to undertake the investigation for the client. For example, we have connections with other firms who have a global investigations team who can assist with such situations.

Can we help with regulatory investigations?

Yes. Regulatory investigations (or investigations where regulators get involved) can be complex and stressful. Regulatory intervention can also delay things significantly. Our experts are experienced at providing advice to clients about regulatory investigations and when there are regulatory aspects (e.g. the involvement of regulators or relevant authorities) to an investigation. Our clients value our experience of handling issues relating to regulators. Sometimes, there will also be ongoing criminal investigations or criminal proceedings (potentially exposing individuals to criminal liability) running alongside an investigation into other matters.

Need to speak to one of our investigations lawyers today?

If you need advice on investigations or you need to outsource any investigations to an independent law firm, we can help. To speak to one of our investigations experts today, call us on 02920 829 100 or use our free online contact form.

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