Compliance Internal Investigations

Our team of investigation lawyers regularly advise and conduct discreet internal investigations to look into areas of potential concern.

We work closely with our clients and understand that every business is different which is why we assemble a bespoke team of experts to each case.

Your personalised team will provide detailed advice on the steps to be taken should any issues be uncovered. We also advise clients on how to mitigate needing to call in an internal investigation by providing bespoke training in the likes of anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption.

Compliance Internal Investigations

Do I need to conduct an internal investigation?

There are occasions where companies become aware of potentially contentious issues, whether through the actions of employees, or from information elsewhere that may need to be addressed before they develop into a formal investigation by the authorities.

Where issues arise or are suspected – information is key. Having the ability to understand and review where weaknesses could develop is crucial in forming a strategy to resolve problems and help strengthen compliance procedures as the company moves forward.

If you are made aware of any potentially damaging issues within your business, you should take steps to conduct an internal investigation before relevant enforcement agencies catch wind.

How do I conduct an internal investigation?

The day-to-day running of your company will be of paramount importance.

To ensure the smooth running of your business is upheld, a credible third-party will be able to conduct a discreet and focused investigation.  This will ensure that the company is able to continue conducting business normally, and any reputational concerns can be minimised.

In allocating you a personalised team of experts to conduct your investigation, we will provide a detailed report of the findings, together with recommendations for potential actions to be taken.  This will guarantee that all matters have been addressed and the company can look towards putting any problems behind it and moving forward with confidence.

What happens if something is uncovered?

Unfortunately, there are circumstances when an investigation will uncover dubious activity.

When this occurs, the company may be required to report discrepancies found to the authorities. Alternatively, they may wish to self-report an issue before the authorities conduct their own enquiries.

In certain circumstances a Deferred Prosecution Agreement may be a consideration.

Whatever the scenario, your bespoke team will be able to advise and guide you on the most appropriate steps for you to take.

If you are concerned and considering conducting an internal investigation, for more information about us and our Criminal Litigation, Investigations and Regulatory services, please contact a member of the team who will be able to assist.


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