The need for businesses and other organisations to commission independent investigations can arise in a wide variety of ways, including the receipt of whistleblowing disclosures or serious grievances from staff, complaints raised by external parties, or the holding of concerns as to professional conduct and/or competence, including compliance with legal or professional regulatory obligations.
Instructing one of our team of specialist barristers to conduct an independent investigation carries a range of advantages. In every case, you can expect a rigorous and thorough investigation process, a high quality, fully reasoned investigation report, impartial, evidence-led outcomes and, where requested, pragmatic and forward-looking recommendations. In addition, our involvement removes pressure on internal resources, reduces the risk of damage to internal relationships and minimises the risk of other adverse consequences, including litigation. We are always sensitive to the particular needs of our clients, whilst recognising the need for independence and impartiality at all times.
Our barristers have a wide range of experience of conducting investigations in various sectors, including healthcare, education, legal and finance, in both the public and private sectors. We are frequently engaged by clients in regulated professions and/or where the concerns relate to those engaged at the most senior levels. It is not unusual for our investigations to coincide with proceedings before a professional regulator.
We have significant experience leading investigations and delivering reviews in the sports sector. We have led high profile independent inquiries for national sports governing bodies.
Recent investigations conducted by our team include:
Employment, healthcare, finance and education
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