Our investigations team has extensive experience of dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional matters. 

We act for governments and public sector bodies, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Fortune 500 and other multinational corporations, individual shareholders, directors, company officers and employees.

Our expert team 

Our multi-disciplinary investigations practice brings together experts in civil and criminal fraud, offshore trusts, cyber, tax, employment and insolvency. Our team includes lawyers with experience in-house, as well as ex-HMRC inspectors and experts in reputation management.  


Our approach

We are experts in managing any initial, urgent responses that are required, including regulatory reporting issues. We then work with our clients to identify key issues and priorities to devise an efficient strategy. In executing the agreed plan, we put in place the appropriate structural safeguards to ensure the confidentiality and smooth progression of the investigation. From the outset, we focus on setting the tone for a credible and effective inquiry.

In addition to managing our clients’ internal work, we are experts in handling all other relevant aspects of risk mitigation. We manage communications with regulators in the UK and overseas, deal with any parallel civil and criminal litigation and handle any related asset-recovery work.

We will issue recommendations and report to clients regularly throughout the course of our work.


Internal misconduct

Businesses today face a high level of regulatory scrutiny.  As a result, when there are signs or suspicions of misconduct, companies must be prepared to conduct efficient internal investigations to ascertain the facts and assess risk. If mishandled, investigations can lead to significant liabilities and reputational harm.

We are often the first port of call when allegations of internal misconduct are uncovered to guide clients through the investigation and follow on litigation.


External investigations guidance

If an external investigation is unavoidable, we work with our clients throughout the process to reach an effective resolution. We draw on our substantial experience with regulators from multiple jurisdictions to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. 

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Meet our Investigations team

We have a multi-disciplinary team, comprising lawyers from one or more specialist areas. This team is able to tackle all relevant angles in what is often a complex set of circumstances.

Our team comprises some of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers. 

Sophie Lalor-Harbord - Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation and Media Disputes - Stewarts

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