Being involved in a significant or high-profile inquiry can have a range of serious consequences for your business, regardless of what the outcome may be. In some cases, these matters can even attract substantial media scrutiny.
While external inquests are ongoing, it may also be necessary to launch an internal investigation for any number of reasons. No matter the surrounding circumstances, and what the desired outcome will be for all interested parties, it is essential that legal advice is sought at an early stage.
At Carson Kaye, our team have specialist expertise in handling both external and internal inquests and can work closely with you to help to establish your legal position and what steps need to be taken both in the short and long-term.
Whether an inquiry raises criminal, regulatory, civil or an employment issue, we can respond quickly and efficiently to advise you on your options, providing further representation where required.
Through our many years of practice, we have garnered a strong reputation for achieving successful outcomes for clients facing inquiries from outside sources, or who wish to launch their own internal inquiries.
We regularly instruct businesses in investigations involving:
- Public Inquiries
- Internal Investigations
- Financial Service Investigations
- Employee Investigations
- Corporate Crime
- Regulatory Compliance
- Reputation Management
Contact our Inquiry, Inquest and Internal Investigations Solicitors in the City of London
Our Expertise with Inquiry, Inquest and Internal Investigations
External inquiries and inquests can present a number of complex challenges to you and your business. Whether you are subject to a public inquiry, a financial service investigation, a regulatory compliance matter or allegations of corporate crime, it is essential that you seek out legal support immediately.
Our solicitors have a depth of experience when it comes to handling external inquiries, including high-profile investigations which are likely to attract significant media attention.
After being instructed, we can talk you through the steps that need to be taken and how to respond to the general process. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, we can then advise you on how to minimise the impact of any action that is due to take place.
There are various reasons why it may be necessary to launch an internal investigation. It could the result of a whistle-blower report, a simple due diligence exercise, or to follow up on a third-party report.
Where you feel it is necessary to launch an internal investigation, our team can work alongside you to help clarify the scope of work that needs to be conducted, the way the investigation should be structured, and what your legal obligations are with regards to collecting data.
We understand that the prospect of an internal investigation could present certain complications for your day-to-day operations. As such, we will take the time to minimise any disruption caused and to operate with the highest levels of discretion.
Reputation Management and Press Relations
The results of an investigation can have a huge impact on your businesses’ reputation. In some cases, the mere presence of an investigation can attract negative press, which in some situations can be difficult to recover from.
If you wish to prioritise reputation management and press relations in the wake of an inquiry or investigation, this is something our team can support you with.
We have particular experience in advising on reputational management in sports law. You can find out more about our expertise with sports and reputational management here.
Why Work with our Inquiry, Inquest and Internal Investigations Solicitors in London?
At Carson Kaye, we are committed to providing all of our clients with bespoke legal advice that aligns with their general goals and objectives. Taking this approach also allows us to build close relationships with all of our clients, improving the level of advice we are able to provide.
We are Tier 3 ranked by leading client guide The Legal 500, providing independent recognition of our skills and expertise in handling criminal law matters, including those related to extradition and international investigations.
We have established a strong track record of success in a wide range of sectors, including in relation to extradition and international investigations.